Gender pay gap | More women are losing jobs in lockdown

More women are losing jobs in lockdown

The gender pay gap is something numerous companies have tried to stamp out. To contribute to this, each year organisations with a headcount of 250 or more employees are required to report their gender pay gap, in an attempt to help determine how men and women are paid differently across the UK. However, this year the Government made the decision to suspend the gender pay gap reporting due to the coronavirus outbreak, meaning the deadlines earlier this year no longer applied. According to Gov.uk the decision means ‘there will be no expectation on employers to report their data’. In a joint statement, Minister for Women & Equalities, Liz Truss, and EHRC Chair, David Isaac, said: “We recognise that employers across the country are facing unprecedented uncertainty and pressure...

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