With only days to go, less than half of businesses who are required to publish a Gender Pay Gap Report have done so.
Yesterday, the EHRC published its enforcement strategy. The initial focus will be on helping employers understand what they must report on, but they've have made it clear they will take tough action against those who continue to ignore their legal obligations, including pursuing unlimited fines.
Strictly speaking, a Gender Pay Gap Report need only contain six pieces of information; a set of statistics if you like. But these statistics do not tell the full story, and are easily misconstrued. The real value in the report lies in its supporting narrative.
Businesses are encouraged to analyse the data, understand why they have a gap and explain what they will be doing about it.
For help with your report, get in touch with our Gender Pay Gap experts.
The head of Britain’s equality watchdog has warned companies that they could be pursued through the courts if they fail to report their gender pay gap. Issuing a stark warning to the 5,000 companies that have yet to provide data on the difference between the amount they pay male and female employees, Rebecca Hilsenrath, chief executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said those that failed to make the deadline on 4 April “can’t row back” and would be named and shamed.