The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has confirmed that it will commence its investigations into those employers who have failed to comply with their gender pay gap reporting obligations at the beginning of June 2018.

On 9 April 2018, the EHRC wrote to all employers that the Government Equalities Office believed to be in scope of the gender pay gap reporting obligations but who had not reported their gender pay gap data, giving them 28 days to comply or face further action.
Those letters have so far elicited a significant response, with over 400 employers either then reporting their data or confirming they are not caught by the new laws. As a result, the number of employers who will be subjected to the next stage of the EHRC’s
enforcement strategy is decreasing.

In accordance with its enforcement strategy, following an investigation in which it will establish whether an employer has committed an unlawful action, an unlawful act notice will be issued. If the employer does not comply with the notice, the EHRC will
apply for a court order requiring them to do so. Breach of this court order is punishable by an unlimited fine.

The EHRC also intends to “name and shame” employers by uploading the results of its investigations online, where they will then be available to members of the public and the media.

Source: New feed