Category Archives: Equal pay/Gender pay gap

Blog: Only 10,000 employers to go…

This morning I was rushing around pulling together a list of ingredients for dinner tonight – we have friends coming over and I’m cooking Greek (modern, not medieval, for a change). Admittedly yesterday I was busy doing other things, but I could have taken fifteen minutes out last night to check what I need and…
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Blog: Tesco equal pay claims – another reminder of your hidden risks

As I speak to more and more businesses about pay equality, I’m finding that most senior executives still don’t appreciate the hidden risks posed by ‘equal value’ claims for equal pay. And indeed that’s the case with quite a few HR directors too. But what the new Tesco claims remind us is that equal value…
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Government reforms (2): Time to close the gap – Gender pay gap enforcement

What do we already know? We have been keeping you up to date on the Government’s proposals to introduce new gender pay reporting requirements and how our Gender Pay Gap Audit service can help you with this. For an overview of the reporting requirements see our February 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Gender pay – mend the gap!…
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Blog: Tougher-than-expected GPG enforcement

Luke Menzies, Director and Specialist Employment Lawyer at Menzies Law
In all the commentary written on the Gender Pay Gap reporting (GPGR – not to be confused with GDPR) legislation, very little has touched on the consequences of an employer failing to comply with its duty to report and publish. Very unusually for employment law, the duty to report may be a legal duty but…
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Blog: Really?? Taking your GPG reporting seriously

Luke Menzies, Director and Specialist Employment Lawyer at Menzies Law
Here’s a tale of what not to do with your gender pay gap (GPG) figures – especially if any medium/large employer was hoping that they might be able to either bury their GPG away quietly or put out some false statistics. For the last year I have been regularly saying to clients and at conferences…
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Blog: Pay disclosure – good or bad?

Luke Menzies, Director and Specialist Employment Lawyer at Menzies Law
Back in 2010 the new Equality Act outlawed any contractual clause that seeks to prohibit an employee from discussing their pay with a colleague. Nowadays we all need to assume that employees in every type of organisation are potentially discussing and comparing their pay, and it’s only likely to increase, as general awareness amongst workforces…
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Case update (2): Gender pay gap – equal pay case to proceed

What do we already know? We updated you in our October 2016 Newsflash Gender pay gap – Equal pay case to proceed and our November 2016 blog What does ASDA mean for me? on the preliminary Tribunal decision in Brierley and others v. ASDA Stores Ltd that approximately 7,000 current and former ASDA store workers…
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Blog: ‘Equal value’ claims are where your risks lie

Luke Menzies, Director and Specialist Employment Lawyer at Menzies Law
Whether you’re now a proper Gender Pay Gap (GPG) ‘geek’ and are all ready to report your GPG data, confident that you’ve crunched the right numbers, or you’ve not even starting thinking about your GPG, your immediate next step once you’ve reported and published your figures ought to be the same. And that’s digging down…
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Blog: Your mean, your median… and your motivation

For all of you responsible for reporting your organisation’s Gender Pay Gap (GPG), it’s time to get cracking. Your ‘snapshot’ pay date has come and gone (where did the time go?) and the Government’s GPG reporting website is up and running.  A few brave employers have even posted their data already, with Sense Scotland claiming…
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Government reforms (3): Gender Pay Gap – ACAS final guidance

What do we already know? We have been keeping you up to date on the Government’s proposals to introduce new gender pay reporting requirements and how our Gender Pay Gap Audit service can help you with this. For an overview of the reporting requirements see our February 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Gender pay –…
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