Discrimination | BBC faces probe over equal pay concerns

BBC faces probe over equal pay concerns

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a full probe into concerns that the BBC may have a gender pay imbalance. 

The investigation is set to investigate suspected gender pay discrimination at the broadcasting network after consistent allegations have remained rife throughout recent years due to the corporation’s publishing of an in-depth pay report in 2007.

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Comments (1)

  • Jane Baalam
    Jane Baalam
    Wed, 13 Mar 2019 2:35pm GMT
    Surely it needs to be recognised that there could be many reasons for an organisation's gap getting worse, 3 good reasons I can think of are:

    1. New initiatives instigated in March/April last year as a result of the first set of stats will not yet be embedded - we wont see the results until next year
    2. Initiatives aimed at increasing the numbers of women in the workplace often aim to bring more women in at graduate level and train them up - this probably puts them on lower rates initially and increased numbers of women on lower rates increases your pay gap - we probably wont see results for years to come yet
    3. Two wrongs dont make a right and companies who are fixing EPA gaps should be focussing on negative gaps (in favour of women) as well as positive ones (in favour of men). Dependent on placement within the structure, this may well drive up the pay gap.

    I will be interested to see what happens next year. Its too soon to categorically say there's been no improvement.

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