With gender pay gap deadline day having passed, what next? It looks like miscreants – those companies that have flouted a legal requirement they’ve known about for years – can expect a telling off at first. The Equality and Human Rights Commission, which is in charge of enforcement, has been at pains to stress the fact that the employers that missed the cut off now have the status of law breakers. But, at least in the first instance, backsliders won’t endure any more legal sanction than a letter that says “oi” together with a black mark against their names that can be held against them in future. Britain has long had a liking for putting corporate baddies on the naughty step in preference to lining them up for the punishment detail, even when they blatantly thumb their noses at the law of the land. So, same old, same old. The problem with that approach? It’s almost inevitable that backsliders when it comes to reporting will be backsliders when it comes to addressing the very obvious issue that the exercise has thrown up: women in the workplace are second class citizens. Women at work around the world 25 show all Women at work… Read full this story
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