Richard Grogan on employment law: Gender pay gap regulations published in the UK
Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors notes the interesting features of UK draft regulation on gender pay gap reporting.
After a long wait, the final version of the UK’s Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 in the final draft statutory form have issued.
The issue of gender pay gap information is on the agenda here in Ireland and now that the UK have helpfully drafted Regulations it will give a stepping stone for somebody in the Department of Justice and Equality to start drafting.
The great benefit of the UK system is that they do issue draft Regulations. This allows for submissions to be made in relation to the draft particularly from a legal perspective to ensure that the Regulations will be workable.
The UK draft Regulations are interesting:
It is well known that there is a gender pay gap here in Ireland. This issue needs to be tackled sooner rather than later. Hopefully the Minister for Justice and Equality will give it priority.