Forty-seven organisations that have failed to report their latest gender pay gap deadlines have been named by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
The equality regulator has told the organisations that it will begin investigations and assessments to determine whether they are breaking the law by withholding their gender pay gaps. If they are, they will be required to publish the figures immediately.
Organisations that do not cooperate could be issued with a formal notice which is enforceable in court and in most cases with an unlimited fine.
The list of private companies includes Dutch-based soft drinks giant Refresco, said to be the world’s largest independent bottler for leading retailers and leading brands with production in Europe, North America and Mexico. 35. The Roman Catholic Diocese Of Westminster was also listed and executive jet giant Gulfstream Aerospace.
Rebecca Hilsenrath, EHRC chief executive said: “Transparency is a vital first step if we are to achieve gender equality in the workplace. All employers with 250 or more employees are legally required to publish their gender pay gap where everyone can see it. There’s no excuse for missing the deadline and we will be making sure that all employers that haven’t published their figures are held to account.”
The deadline to do so is midnight on 30 March for public sector employers and midnight on 4 April for private and voluntary sector employers. 10,753 organisations have reported their gender pay gaps for this year. The snapshot of pay data that the organisations listed below failed to provide was for April 2018.
Earlier this month the EHRC revealed that Typhoo Tea, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty and Northern Automative Systems had been late disclosing their pay gap information for the second year in a row. All four have now submitted their reports.
Croner pay and reward expert Clare Parkinson said naming and shaming would have an impact on recruitment given that many job applicants researched the reputation and reviews of potential employers.
She said: “This could lead to difficulties with recruiting new staff or even the loss of key talent. As millennials, those born in the 1980s and 1990s, focus more on the social impact and business-purpose of their employers when choosing jobs, the failure to publish gender pay gap statistics may lead to this talent pool looking elsewhere. Gender pay parity is also likely to be a strong recruitment factor for females, returners and others who wish to work in a diverse and inclusive business.”
List of organisations yet to report
- Academy Transformation Trust
- Bright Tribe Trust
- Burnt Mill Academy Trust
- Every Child, Every Day Academy Trust
- Abbotsford Care (Glenrothes) Ltd
- Aberdeen Sports Village Ltd
- Associated Waste Management Ltd
- C.M. Downton (Haulage Contractors) Ltd
- Cherry Lane Retail Centres Ltd
- Conduent Business Process Solutions Ltd
- Crendon Timber Engineering Ltd
- Derwent Facilities Management Ltd
- Distell International Ltd
- E F Language Schools Ltd
- Food Utopia Ltd
- Galaxy Optical Services Ltd
- Grosvenor Cleaning Services Ltd
- Gulfstream Aerospace Ltd
- Hc Facility Management Ltd
- Homes Caring For Autism Ltd
- Kondor Ltd
- Lewis’s Home Retail Ltd
- Maitland Recruitment Services Ltd
- Mizkan Euro Ltd
- Naylor Drainage Ltd
- Optare Group Ltd
- P&A Food Management Services Ltd
- Pho Trading Ltd
- Pure Collection Ltd
- Refresco Beverages UK Ltd
- Refresco Drinks UK Ltd
- Rigid Containers Ltd
- Robinson Medical Recruitment Ltd
- Roseberry Care Centres GB Ltd
- Steve Hoskin Construction Ltd
- Sydenhams Ltd
- The Practice Surgeries Ltd
- The Roman Catholic Diocese Of Westminster
- The Wales Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd
- The Westbury Hotel Ltd
- Trident Reach The People Charity
- Tudor Employment Agency Ltd
- Ultima Business Solutions Ltd
- Utilisoft Ltd
- Wolfson Trago Ltd
- Worldwide Flight Services Ltd
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Naming and shaming will put people off applying for roles? I doubt it in the real world. EHRC a bit out of touch here.