Dana Denis-Smith considers how to address gender pay inequality
The legal sector is continuing to grapple with an ongoing and significant gender pay gap, with little evidence to suggest pay equality will be achieved any time soon.
New research, from the Next 100 Years and pay analytics company Gapsquare, found 84 per cent of women in law believe they won’t see true gender pay equality in their working lives, while 29 per cent said it won’t happen in the next 100 years. The report also analysed gender pay gap reports filed with the UK government. The data backed up the sentiment of the women surveyed in estimating that, if we do nothing, the legal services sector will not see pay equity between women and men for another 86 years.
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