The government is to press ahead with plans to force large firms to disclose data on the gender pay gap among staff.
A consultation on the measure – introduced in the final months of the coalition – is to begin on Tuesday.
David Cameron will say the move will “pressure” firms into boosting women’s wages, as he vows to eliminate the gender pay gap “within a generation”.
BBC News Website 14 July 2015 : David Cameron to set out plans to tackle gender pay gap
This is all very well – few would argue with “equal pay for equal work” – but may argue how you define “equal work”.
Whenever a measure is proposed it is always useful to consider (hypothetically!) how you would subvert it; usually there is an opportunity for the Law of Unintended Consequences to come into play.
A simplistic headline “gender pay gap” figure could be immensely damaging due to this law kicking in. Read more…