A number of BBC employees have received more than £3 million from the company as a settlement to avoid future tribunals in the wake of a watershed case won by a journalist who took the corporation to a tribunal over unequal pay, the Sunday Times reported citing unnamed sources.
According to reports, some staff members received payments of £5,000 and £10,000, while one employee received more than £1 million.
The sources told the Sunday Times that the BBC is currently deciding whether to pay out settlements to 50 more employees in a bid to avoid going to court.
The reported payouts come after the corporation lost a court case filed by its employee Samira Ahmed.
The 51-year-old claimed that she had received a substantially smaller sum of money for the same amount of work her male peers.