Gender Pay Gap
Wednesday 16th May 2018
Companies with 250 or more employees were required to submit their gender pay gap reporting / analysis on their website by 4 April 2018, but the Equality and Human Rights Commission (“EHRC”) has warned that hundreds of companies face legal action after they have failed to meet an extended deadline to report their gender pay gap.
The EHRC has adopted a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to the enforcement of the reporting, indicating that it will investigate every company that has failed to comply with the requirement. The EHRC states that those employers who do not report their data within 28 days of receiving a notification from the EHRC will face further action which could include unlawful notices, written agreements, and unlimited fines.
Cabinet ministers have also been given six months to collect action plans from sectors in their remit on how those sectors intend to reduce their respective gender pay gaps since reports have been produced stating that the gender pay gap will not be eliminated for some 34 years.
We’re sure that you have already complied with this obligation, but if you haven’t it is crucial that you publish your data without any further delay.