Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced that enforcement of the gender pay gap reporting deadlines will be suspended for this year.
As a result, employers who had a duty to publish their gender pay gap report for 2019-2020 will not be expected to do so (although they can do so if they wish).
The deadline for publishing reports for relevant public sector bodies was next week (30 March 2020) with private and voluntary sector employers shortly after on 4 April 2020.
In a joint statement, the Minister for Women & Equalities and the Equality and Human Rights Commission Chair, said:
"We recognise that employers across the country are facing unprecedented uncertainty and pressure at this time. Because of this we feel it is only right to suspend enforcement of gender pay gap reporting this year."
More details on the announcement can be found here.
Should you have any questions in relation to Gender Pay Gap Reporting, or the Coronavirus outbreak more generally, please get in touch with your usual Brodies contact or have a look at our update COVID-19: FAQs for Employers.