The Government has published a second consultation on equal pay audits, after it initially consulted on the subject as part of its Modern Workplaces consultation in 2011.
The Government's response to the first consultation confirmed that employment More...23 May 2013 16:01
Kenny and others v Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform and others The claimants in this case are Ms Kenny and 13 other female civil servants employed to perform clerical duties for the Irish police force, the Garda. Between 2000 and 2005, t More...20 May 2013 15:52
Haq v Audit Commission
Until 2007, the two kinds of administrative support role in the Audit Commission's housing inspectorate were:
inspection and information officer (IIO); and
senior inspection and information officer (SIIO). More...12 March 2013 08:44
Employers that carry out equal pay audits, offer flexible working and aim to tackle unconscious bias in their organisations are more likely to benefit from diverse workforces and promote women to senior positions. This is according to a report r More...11 December 2012 12:22
It has been long accepted that the courts and the employment tribunals have concurrent jurisdiction to hear claims for breach of the statutory equality clause in a contract of employment (equal pay claims). Vanessa Hogan of Hogan Lovells considers the i More...13 November 2012 09:08
The average female executive will earn £400,000 less than her male counterparts over her career lifetime, according to the Chartered Management Institute's (CMI) annual gender salary survey, based on data from XpertHR . The repo More...07 November 2012 06:00
The Supreme Court has ruled that 170 women who used to work at Birmingham City Council can proceed with equal pay claims against their former employer in the High Court.
Each of the women, along with four men, allege that the council failed to More...24 October 2012 14:17
Council of the City of Sunderland v Brennan and others
Female employees at Sunderland City Council brought equal pay claims relating to bonus arrangements. Historically, jobs attracting the bonus payments had typically been done by men an More...21 June 2012 12:11
Businesses that lose an employment tribunal on equal pay grounds will be required to carry out compulsory pay audits under plans unveiled by the Government.
In the Government's response to the Modern Workplaces consultation, Parliamentary More...15 June 2012 16:36
Although the Government scrapped plans for compulsory gender pay audits last year , employers that ignore unequal pay between men and women are putting themselves at risk of tribunal claims. According to figures from the Office for National Stat More...25 July 2011 09:32
My company recently acquired a business which included some employees doing the same job as my staff, but on higher salaries. Now my existing staff are demanding the same money. Do I have to give it to them?
Once you agree that your existing staff More...20 July 2011 09:09
Audit Commission v Haq FACTS One of the responsibilities of the Audit Commission is to inspect social housing. Until October 2007, there were two jobs in the Commission's Housing Inspectorate: an inspection and information officer (IIO) and a sen More...26 April 2011 10:01
Voluntary gender pay reporting is part of the Government's strategy to promote equality through "transparency and behavioural change". The strategy includes positive action, promoting women onto the boards of listed companies and taking strong action on More...02 March 2011 12:26
The pay gap between men and women is closing at its fastest rate since measurement began, according to the latest round of official figures published today (8 November).
The Office for National Statistics' Annual Survey of Hours and More...08 December 2010 16:37
The Government has announced that gender pay audits will not be compulsory under the Equality Act 2010. More...03 December 2010 00:00
The Government has been urged to fully implement the Equality Act 2010 and force big businesses to measure and publish pay gaps, in a report by equality groups and unions. The report, from the Fawcett Society, the TUC, Unison and the Equality and Hum More...02 November 2010 14:26
Progress in addressing the issue of equal pay for men and women appears to be "grinding to a halt", despite improving for the past 30 years, according to a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The research found that the mean gend More...11 October 2010 11:50
The spectre of quotas for women in the boardrooms of listed companies moved a step closer this week, with the European Commission launching a new five-year strategy for gender equality.
The strategy is based around five key priorities: gettin More...24 September 2010 12:11
Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
The Government yesterday confirmed that the main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1 October 2010, and has made transitional provisions concerning discriminatory acts occurring before 1 October. On 1 October, the elements o More...22 September 2010 13:20