One national radio host with more than 20 years experience said she was offered a contract in 2014, but later found out her male co-host was being paid 50% more. There was a lack of clarity and openness around on-air pay decisions.
Women at the BBC have said that they had faced "veiled threats" while trying to broach the subject of equal pay. "This is not uncommon for a highly skilled and diverse group of this type, but it falls below the high standards that the BBC sets for itself and which the licence fee paying public expect".
"Today's report does not find evidence of gender bias in decision-making, but it shows that we have real and important issues to tackle, particularly in some areas of news and current affairs, and I'm determined to get it right", Hall added.
Lord Hall has apologised to any BBC employee who has not been paid correctly, but said he believes that there has been no illegality regarding unfairness in pay.
The union claims several more women have joined in legal actions against the BBC since it lodged a case on behalf of 121 women who claim they're being underpaid compared with their male counterparts.
The BBC accepted that the salaries of more than £600,000 paid to the likes of John Humphrys and Jeremy Vine were no longer appropriate.
When questioned by Newman if he believed that gender equality was a myth, Peterson said only if she meant "in terms of outcomes".
"I raised the equal pay issue many times over the years, but nothing was done", she said in written evidence.
The BBC will propose a pay cap of 320,000 pounds ($450,000) per year for news presenters as part of a wider restructuring of pay, its own media editor reported on Tuesday.
Ever since the story - and for many people it is a scandal - broke over the discrepancy in the pay the BBC gives to its female and male on-air talent, a bitter battle has been under way between the Corporation and many leading women staffers.
The BBC has skirted similar laws in the U.K.by having these men voluntarily take a pay cut - whether it was the idea of the journalists or encouraged by the company is not fully clear. The situation also does nothing to encourage other companies to look at their potential violations of equal pay laws.
Veteran broadcaster Humphrys agreed to cut his salary to around £250,000 to £300,000, saying the BBC is now in a different position financially to its past.
When white men feel they are losing power, any level of nastiness is possible, and much power has been ceded recently.