14th September 2021

Gender pay gap risks being de-prioritised by employers, says equalities watchdog

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Fixing the disparity is ‘more important than ever’, the EHRC has warned, as the postponed October reporting deadline fast approaches.

Fixing the gender pay gap is “more important than ever”, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has said, warning that businesses could be de-prioritising the issue despite clear evidence that women have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

The warning comes as the UK’s equality watchdog prepares to start enforcing gender pay gap reporting requirements again next month as a temporary suspension of enforcement, put in place to help employers through the coronavirus crisis, comes to an end.

Read the full article here https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/news/articles/gender-pay-gap-risks-de-prioritised-employers-equalities-watchdog