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09 April 2018

First gender pay gap reports

As the first gender pay gap reports came streaming in, with many just making the deadline, it raised the question of what happens to those that failed to make the deadline. What sanctions, if any, will companies face?

Nicholas Le Riche, partner in our employment team, comments that naming and shaming is likely to be the primary sanction issued against companies that failed to comply, explaining:

‘This approach has had some success and generated considerable headlines in relation to highlighting failures to pay the national minimum wage, so could be a useful way of pressuring organisations into compliance. If this fails, the EHRC has suggested that it is prepared to hit organisations with potentially unlimited fines.’

The full article is available on Real Business.

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