Companies struggling to meet their gender pay gap obligations
17 April 2019
Even though Gender pay gap reporting is now in its second year, recent research undertaken by MHR Analytics shows that some companies are still struggling to file their results.
Following MHR’s recent poll of 1000 people, the results show that 21% of people say their company struggled to file the mandatory report by the deadline of the 4 April 2019 and a further 38% are still unclear about their organisation’s gender pay gap reporting.
Employers with 250 or more employees in the private sector and the voluntary sector had until midnight on 4 April 2019 to publish their second report, while public-sector employers’ deadline to publish their second gender pay gap report was no later than 30 March 2019.
Employers should also upload their gender pay gap results to the governments reporting website.
The gender pay gap report must appear on the employer’s website in a publicly accessible manner and, once published, must remain there for at least three years. Employers that fail to report on time or report inaccurate data will be in breach of the regulations and risk facing legal action from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), leading to court orders and fines.
The median pay gap is not the same as paying women less than men to do the same work but is a helpful measure in understanding the number of women in companies who hold senior roles.