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Legislative Void Leaves Firms Guessing on Ethnicity Pay Gaps - Tom Heys comments for Law360

19 October 2022

After explosive protests in 2020, ethnicity pay gap reporting has become a linchpin of diversity and inclusion policies for a growing number of employers. But, without formal reporting requirements from the government, lawyers say organizations that make the leap are in uncharted waters.

Most white British workers earn more than employees from other ethnic groups, with pay gaps ranging from 2% to 16%. More employers are preparing reports — 19%, according to a report by the parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee in February — for staff and shareholders, who increasingly expect hard data and action plans.

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