Discussing pay at work can be a touchy subject.
Whether it is the moment in a job interview when the topic of money is raised, or a request for an advance at the end of an expensive month, it is rarely a comfortable conversation.
But for almost one in five workers, having a conversation about their salary with a colleague could be more than uncomfortable, it could get them fired, according to a study.
A survey by the Trades Union Congress suggests that 18% of workers had been told that they were not allowed to discuss pay with their colleagues
“Pay secrecy clauses are a get out of jail free card for bad bosses,” said TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady.
“They stop workers from challenging unfair pay, allow top executives