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EHRC sets out enforcement strategy for failure to comply with gender pay gap reporting

Makbool Javaid

The EHRC have warned employers with 250 or more employees that they are entering the ‘last chance saloon’ to report their gender pay gap, as it publishes its final strategy on how the new regulations will be enforced. The reporting deadlines passes on 30 March for public sector organisations and 4 April for businesses and charities. Enforcement action will start when the EHRC writes to all employers who have not complied with the law. The letters will be sent on 9 April and employers will be given 28 days to comply. If there is no compliance then for private and voluntary employers, an investigation will take place; for public sector employers there will be an assessment of whether they have complied with their specified public sector duty. Further enforcement action for non-compliance is set out in the flow charts on page 12 (private/voluntary sector) and page 13 (public sector).

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