Gender Pay Gap

The Women and Equalities Select Committee has published a report on the gender pay gap. The report identifies the causes of the gender pay gap and makes a number of recommendations for employers and the government.

These recommendations include:

  • A new right for fathers to three months of paid non-transferrable paternal leave.
  • All jobs should be made available on a flexible basis, by default.
  • A new right for employees to take six weeks carers’ leave to deal with short-term care issues.

The report also makes recommendations regarding the draft Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016, including that gender pay gap data be broken down by age and part-time status. With the Gender Pay Gap Regulations on the horizon this is a hot topic and it will be interesting to see whether further regulations along the lines of the recommendations will follow. Watch this space…

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