Earlier this year the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) commenced formal investigations into six organisations that had failed to report their gender pay gap for 2019. As a result of those investigations the relevant organisations have now all reported their gender pay figures, and entered into formal legal agreements with the EHRC committing to report on time for the next 5 years.
The EHRC have said that they will now be contacting organisations that have reported implausible data. Those that are found to have submitted inaccurate data will be required to re-submit and could face further legal action.
This is a reminder to all organisations caught by the reporting obligations that a failure to comply can lead to action and adverse press coverage. We advise businesses on gender pay gap reporting – contact us for more information / assistance.