New consultation on mandatory equal-pay audits
The government has published a further consultation on how mandatory equal-pay audits will operate and the related publication requirements. Equal-pay audits for employers who lose equal-pay claims are expected to be introduced in October 2014. The consultation closes on 18 July 2013.
In June 2012, the government published its response to the equal-pay proposals set out in the Modern Workplaces Consultation and confirmed that employers who lose equal-pay claims may be required to carry out equal-pay audits. The response confirmed that where an employment tribunal (ET) finds that an employer has discriminated on the grounds of sex in contractual or non-contractual pay, and it considers that there may be continuing or likely discrimination, it may order that the employer conducts an equal-pay audit…
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