Daniella McGuigan considers equal pay for women and discrimination

April 2022 will mark the 5-year anniversary of the introduction of the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations in the UK – but, 5 years on, is it time for reform?

Pause for thought?

Built into the regulations is an obligation to review their impact at this stage, which includes an assessment as to whether they have achieved their objective. There is no doubt the introduction of the gender pay gap reporting requirements was well intended – but there has been much criticism since their introduction – in particular, that the crude pay gap calculation method does not lend itself to addressing whether or not there is a pay discrimination (i.e. equal pay) issue within an organisation.


Daniella McGuigan
Ogletree Deakins International LLP

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