Equal pay

Welcome to Allen & Overy’s Employment Talk blog, sharing with you our views and insights into the latest trends, risks and developments in equal pay, gender pay gap reporting and the sex discrimination aspects of equal pay.

Gender pay gap – women over 40

Sheila Fahy

For reasons I am not disclosing, I was drawn to the Government’s announcement last week that it will be targeting the gender pay gap in relation to women over the age of 40. It is widely known that the overall gender pay gap currently stands at 19.5%, but when the figures are analysed a little Read More

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Gender pay gap reporting – the next stage

Felicity Gemson

The Government has recently launched a consultation seeking views on the detail of new gender pay gap reporting obligations for employers with 250 or more employees. The consultation is collaborative in its approach, posing a series of high-level questions relating to the appropriate format, frequency, cost implications and enforcement process for gender pay gap reporting, and Read More

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Gender pay gap reporting

Sheila Fahy

Towards the end of 2014, Sarah and I discussed what the headlining issues for 2015 would be. Sarah predicted that zero-hour contracts and whistleblowing were topics that required a fundamental rethink to make them fit for purpose, and I was convinced that obesity would continue to evolve into a protected characteristic for discrimination purposes. We Read More

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2014 Employment Review and 2015 Predictions

Sarah Henchoz

I’m a celebrity 2014/15 The 2014 party promised to be an interesting one with all the intrigue of a masked ball. Even though celebrities like Shared Parental Leave and Equal Pay Audits were announced in advance, nobody really knew what to expect. These established personalities promised the arrival of something new on the cat walk. Read More

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The long and winding road to equal pay

Sheila Fahy

Back in the day when the likes of Status Quo hit the charts with “Down Down” and Slade’s “Merry Christmas Everybody” took the prized number one slot during the festive period, women’s aspirations were also in the hit parade. Their dream was that their pay would go “Up Up” to level out with those of Read More

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