Category Archives: Equal pay/Gender pay gap

Government reforms (5):  April changes – a reminder

Increase in National Living and Minimum Wage – 1 April 2021 As we updated you in our December 2020 Newsletter Government reforms (3): Increase in national living and minimum wage, the National Living Wage, which currently only applies to workers aged 25 or over, increased by 2.2% and was extended to 23 and 24-year-olds for…
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Case update (2): Equal pay – Comparators

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What do we already know? We updated you in our February 2019 Newsletter Case update (2): Equal pay – Comparators on the Court of Appeal’s decision in Brierley and others v ASDA Stores Ltd that the ASDA store worker claimants were entitled to compare themselves with depot workers in distribution centres. ASDA appealed to the…
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2020/21 Gender Pay Gap Reporting Deadline extended

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As you may be aware, last March, shortly after pandemic restrictions were announced, the Government Equalities Office said it would suspend compulsory reporting of 2019/20 figures. The EHRC have now put out a rather complicated notice that basically says that they won’t be chasing anyone for 6 months, to 5 October 2021.  To clarify: March/April…
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Government reforms (1): Return of the Gender Pay Gap

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What do we already know? In our April 2020 Newsletter Government reforms (4): Gender pay gap reporting – suspended! we updated you that the enforcement of gender pay gap reporting was suspended for the 2019/20 reporting year, due to pressures on businesses of the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s new? Despite suspension of reporting last year, it’s…
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Government reforms (4):  Gender pay gap reporting – suspended!

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What do we already know? Public/private sector Employers with 250+ employees should have been reporting their March/April 2019 gender pay gap figures (GPG) by 31 March/4 April 2020 at the latest. What’s new? On 24 March 2020 the Government announced that the obligation to report and publish 2019/20 GPG figures (based on March/April 2019 payroll…
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Government reforms (2):  April changes – are you ready?

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There is perhaps something comforting in the fact that it is business-as-usual for employment law in terms of a number of changes coming into force in April, as is the case every year. 1 April 2020 Increase in National Living and Minimum Wage The new rates are as follows: Age 25 plus: National Living Wage increase…
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Government Reforms (1):  Family Friendly Consultations

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What do we already know? In our February 2019 Newsletter Government reforms (1): Family friendly – protection against redundancy we updated you that the Government had published a Consultation, Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination: Consultation on extending redundancy protection for women and new parents.  The Consultation asked for views on what changes could be made to the current…
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Government Reforms (1):  Tackling Gender Inequality  & Workplace Sexual Harassment Consultation

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1. Tackling Gender Inequality The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has published Gender equality at every stage: a roadmap for change (available here), which sets out the Government’s proposals to tackle key drivers of gender inequality. The key proposals to tackle gender inequality include: 1.1 Strengthening equality legislation A consultation on the effectiveness of workplace sexual…
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Government Reforms (2):  Gender Pay Gap & Promoting Female Talent

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The Government Equalities Office has published guidance (available here) for employers on actions they can take to promote women’s progression in the workplace and close the gender pay gap. The guidance focuses on: creating an inclusive culture; supporting women’s career development; progression for part-time workers; improving recruitment and promotion processes; and measuring and evaluating policies…
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Government Reforms (1): Gender Pay Gap returns

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What do we already know? Gender pay gap reporting was introduced in 2017. The gender pay gap is the difference between the average earnings of men and women, expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings. The Government’s intention is to encourage employers to consider and, if required, take appropriate actions to reduce or eliminate their…
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