A new way of tackling the gender pay gap?

almost 5 years ago by Tabatha Penny

Mind The Gender Pay Gap 1

We've seen lots of different organisational approaches to tackling the gender pay gap. The BBC have cut the salaries of some of their leading male presenters after the publicly funded broadcaster faced critisism over their gender pay gap. 

States in America have passed laws that make it illegal for a potential employer to ask what an applicants current wage is. Firms in America are generally approving of the latest reaction to fixing the gender pay gap; the consensus is that this is a proactive step that will not harm businesses retrospectively like the mandatory reporting in the UK.

A lot of companies will simply pay whatever they think a candidate will accept, is this right? Is this part of of the reason for the gender pay gap? 

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