Action needs to be taken by individual organisations and at a sector-wide level to close the gender pay gap and improve gender balance in some occupations, the government has said, as it unveils a package of measures to tackle "lifetime" gender inequality.
Employers should collect and monitor data on the socio-economic background of their staff, it has been recommended, after a report found top executives and politicians are five-times more likely to have been privately educated than the general population.
Non-disclosure agreements should not be used to prevent employees from discussing allegations of discrimination and harassment with other staff, while any new laws governing their use should still protect victims' right to "move on with their lives", MPs have said.
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