In a bid to narrow the gender pay gap (the difference between the pay of male and female employees) the government introduced legislation requiring all employers with over 250 staff to publish details of their pay gap by March or April 2018.
Recently released figures show that only 85 of a possible 9000 organisations have so far complied. The 9000 employers account for just over half of all jobs in the UK.
Companies may just be using the time available to them and waiting until closer to the deadline to publish. However, there is some suggestion that the reluctance to publish may be connected to the negative publicity that has been attracted to organisations, such as the BBC, when they have published their data. Additionally, employees may be quick to issue claims where information about pay is made available to them and a disparity between the pay of male and female workers doing equal work is revealed.
What has to be reported?
- The average gender pay gap as a mean average
- The average gender pay gap as a median average
- The average bonus pay gap as a mean average
- The average bonus pay gap as a median average
- The proportion of males receiving a bonus payment and the proportion of females receiving a bonus payment
- The proportion of males and females when divided into four groups ordered from lowest to highest pay.
Tom Street qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and has over 20 years experience in employment and litigation law. He studied law at the University of Manchester before undertaking the legal practice course at the College of Law in Guildford, going on to complete his legal training at a firm in Chancery Lane, London. Once fully qualified, he moved to a niche litigation practice in the City of London.
In 2010, Tom set up his own legal practice, Tom Street & Co Solicitors and as part of this, in accordance with his strongly held objective to provide everyone with an easy pathway to justice he established the online portals Do I Have A Case? and Tribunal Claim. These websites are trading names of Tom Street & Co Solicitors.