The gender pay gap widens as women get older because men "accumulate more experience than women" in their careers, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The Equality and Human Rights Commission consults on a draft policy to enforce gender pay gap reporting requirements for public-, private- and voluntary-sector employers.
Companies that fail to comply with their gender pay gap reporting duties could face "unlimited" fines and convictions, according to the enforcement plan published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
A number of civil service departments have published their gender pay gaps, with the Department of Transport recording the widest, at 16.9%.
Companies submitting their gender pay gaps are getting their sums wrong and providing statistically impossible numbers, according to an equal pay expert at a law firm.
EasyJet has pointed to a dearth in the number of female pilots as the main reason for its huge 52% gender pay gap, which it published this week.
We discuss how organisations have been dealing with the gender pay gap requirements, what the reports should contain and how many have been published.
With less than six months to go before all organisations with 250 or more employees are obliged to report their gender pay gap data, XpertHR asked employers how they were progressing and what issues they were encountering.
Employers face a serious threat to their reputations from mandatory gender pay gap reporting, research has revealed.
There is a gender pay gap of 10% between female HR managers and their male counterparts, research by the Chartered Management Institute and XpertHR has found.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the gender pay gap.