The extended deadline for reporting Gender Pay Gap data is approaching, with all companies with over 250 employees required to report their data by 4 October 2021.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission provides a guide on doing an equal pay audit for larger organisations. It provides a step-by-step approach and useful templates to do an equal pay audit. The guide is designed to make it easy for larger businesses to examine their pay systems and decrease the risk of an equal pay claim.
An equal pay audit compares the pay of men and women doing equal work in your organisation to:
- identify any differences in pay between men and women doing equal work
- investigate the causes of any differences in pay between men and women doing equal work
- eliminate instances of unequal pay that cannot be justified
Doing an audit demonstrates your commitment as an employer to remove unfair pay practices.