Queen's speech tackles gender pay gap

04-12-2008

Queen's speech tackles gender pay gap
The Queen has addressed the issue of employee equality in her speech, announcing new laws to ensure equal pay for men and women.

Nine current laws will be replaced by a new piece of legislation which will cover discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, sexuality or disability, the Telegraph reports.

In future, employers will be banned from imposing secrecy clauses on staff meaning they will be able to discuss their salary with other workers.

It is hoped that this will help to eliminate the gender pay gap which still exists in the UK.

The Queen said: "My government will bring forward a Bill to promote equality, fight discrimination and introduce transparency in the workplace to help address the difference in pay between men and women."

Previously, the Telegraph has reported on information from the Institute of Economic Affairs which shows that the gender pay gap is greater for those over the age of 30.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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