The Gender Pay Gap: legal action for non-compliance | Hudson McKenzie

The Gender Pay Gap: legal action for non-compliance

May 11, 2018 | Employment, Latest Thinking, News

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) began the enforcing of legal action recently for all companies who have failed to comply to the new gender pay gap reporting process.

The initial deadline of 4th April every year was set by the EHRC for all companies with over 250 staff to publish all details of any gender pay gap upon their own website and government site.

However, many companies only began to attend to this compliance once the EHRC had started enforcing action after the deadline had passed, in which the EHRC has stated that it has “zero tolerance” for any companies who are failing to comply. This is because the EHRC claims that the breaching of this compliancy is a breaking of the law.

Furthermore, the thinktank ‘Institute for Public Policy Research’ (IPRR) recently researched and found that 81% of occupations within the working environment has a pay gap, in which specifically applied to those over 40 years of age.

Therefore, all companies with 250 or more staff are being urged to prepare more for the Gender Pay Gap compliancy for next year’s set deadline.

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