WorkLife: Equal pay

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Diversity Challenge

Diversity Challenge

Last week's news was dominated by the BBC's depressing revelation that it pays its female employees woefully less than their male counterparts. This has prompted much discussion and debate about equality in the workplace and the challenges that are often faced by organisations in ensuring that their workforce reflects our richly diverse and multicultural society.

#notonthelist….??

#notonthelist….??

This year the BBC was required to publish the salaries of those earning over £150,000, which the Culture Secretary had explained would bring the BBC "in line with the civil service" on transparency.  Interestingly, what has grabbed headlines is not so much how much presenters are paid, but allegations of gender inequality.

Draft guidance published on private and voluntary sector gender pay gap reporting

Draft guidance published on private and voluntary sector gender pay gap reporting

This has clearly been a gender pay gap week for government lawyers. Not only have we had the publication of the draft public sector gender pay gap regulations, but we have also had the draft guidance from the government and ACAS published on gender pay gap reporting for the private and voluntary sectors.

No more gaps in the public sector: gender pay gap regulations published – and additional Equality Duty requirements

No more gaps in the public sector: gender pay gap regulations published – and additional Equality Duty requirements

Our readers are no doubt aware of the gender pay gap regulations which require private and voluntary sector employers with at least 250 employees to publish annual information on their gender pay gap. These regulations – or a version of them – have now been extended to public sector employees and draft regulations have recently been published. 

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