Gender Pay Gap Reporting
New UK regulations which require employers with 250 or more employees to publish their gender pay gap came into force on 6 April 2017. This development has implications beyond the risk of equal pay claims. Your gender pay gap - and how you report and address it - may affect your brand, reputation and ability to recruit and retain staff.
The payments you make in the payroll run within which 6 April falls will form the basis of the gender pay data you need to publish. You have 12 months from 6 April to report this data and we expect to see a steady stream of data being published by employers.
How we can help
Our employment specialists can support you when conducting a legally privileged Equal Pay Review. We can help identify your issues, assess your risks, focus your equality initiatives to close any gap and inform your communication and reporting strategy.
We can help equip you to manage your corporate risk and reputation and be ahead of your competitors. We understand that as an employer you will want to pre-empt any claims and publish data in an informed and positive way - and we are here to help you do just that.
We understand the gender pay gap impact and the commercial decisions your business will be faced with. We deliver commercial advice that’s to the point, whether it is conducting an equal pay review or defending some of the largest private sector equal pay claims in the UK.
Recent experience includes:
- Conducting equal pay reviews for a number of PLC clients, including an international service company and a large IT outsourcer, which included analysing pay data for risk areas and making recommendations to the board
- Advising a large retail client on the defence of 5,000+ equal pay claims. We are using our "Centre of Excellence" in Tribunal Management to manage and co-ordinate the defence of these claims
- Advising a substantial private sector employer on 100+ equal pay claims arising out of the TUPE transfer of staff from the public sector
- Advising a central government department on issues regarding equal pay
- Advising a construction and engineering PLC client on a £4.5 million potential equal pay claim
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