In Great Britain, mandatory gender pay gap reporting legislation was introduced in 2017. Under the legislation, organisations with greater than 250 employees were required to submit their first report in April 2018. The reported data indicates that on average 77% of employers pay men more than women, giving rise to a median gender pay gap of 9.3%.
The expectation is that similar legislation could be introduced in Ireland by the end of 2018 with draft legislation set to be brought before the Oireachtas in advance of the summer recess.
Read on for a snap shot overview of how this is likely to impact organisations in Ireland and how they can begin to prepare for mandatory reporting.