Gender Pay Gap Reporting: A Comparative Analysis

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 09:45 AM
Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation and Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
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In the United Kingdom, it has been 50 years since the landmark legislation that enshrined equal pay in law. However, the median gender pay gap among all employees currently stands at 17.3%.

This report maps international gender pay gap reporting legislation, with the goal of highlighting best practices internationally and a way forward for the UK. It compares legislations in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Britain, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Spain and Sweden.

The main body of the report contains the mapping of international legislation carried out by law firms Latham & Watkins, Castrén & Snellman and BBA Fjeldco. The Executive Summary was authored by the Fawcett Society and the Global Institue for Women's Leadership at King's College London; it pulls out the key findings, highlighting areas of strength for the UK legislation, as well as areas of opportunity moving forward.