EHRC investigations into gender pay gap reporting failures to begin in June


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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) will begin investigations in June into employers who have failed to comply with their gender pay gap reporting obligations.

The EHRC has stated in a letter to the chair of the Treasury select committee that those employers who do not report their data within 28 days of receiving a notification from the EHRC will face further action. This could include unlawful notices, written agreements, and unlimited fines.

The EHRC has also stated that it will name and shame employers by uploading the results of investigations online. Other than publishing the results, the EHRC has no power to compel an employer to publish their gender pay gap or otherwise to ensure compliance with the gender pay reporting obligations. Nevertheless, the gender pay reports have captured the public and media imagination and so employers who have failed to report may expect questions, including from staff, on their pay gap and reasons for non-compliance.

This article is taken from HR Law - May 2018.

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