Employers with 250 or more employees have until 4 April 2018 to publish their gender pay gap reports. To date, only 502 employers (out of an estimated 9,000) have reported on their gender pay obligations.
If you require any assistance in order to comply with your obligations under Gender Pay Gap Reporting (GPGR) please get in touch with our Employment Team.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (ECHR) has launched a consultation on its proposal to use enforcement powers to take action against employers who do not comply with the requirement to publish information on their gender pay gap.
The consultation for the planned approach to enforcement will run until 2 February 2018.
In summary the ECHR’s proposal includes:
- Encouraging overall compliance, such as posting the number of compliant and non-compliant employers on social media before and just after the compliance date.
- Promotion of enforcement work in order to encourage other employers to comply with the GPGR.
- Informal action and cooperation is the preferred option but formal enforcement action will be pursued where employers do not comply.
- In 2018/19, the intention is to focus enforcement work on employers who do not publish the information required by the GPGR. If they have the capacity to do so, they may also take action against employers for publication of inaccurate data.
Further information about the proposal and responding to the consultation are available by following the link below.
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