David Cameron to set out plans to tackle gender pay gap


The Equal Pay Act 1970 prohibited any less favourable treatment in between men and women in terms of pay and terms and conditions of employment.

All substantive provisions were then replicated in a comprehensive, single piece of equality legislation, The Equality Act 2010. 

Consider the HR impact of pay disparity within the case, which may result in talented people leaving for a competitor or even not applying for vacancies because of the brand perception. 

Consider the motivational aspect for all employees who may not be receiving fair remuneration. 

Consider the resources required to defend a legal claim, in terms of legal fees, accounting provisions for claims and disruption to operations where employees, managers and directors are called to give evidence. 

There’s lots of other topics and angles covered in the E pillar that you can use to consider the impact of revised equal pay legislation.