A recent study undertaken demonstrates that 17% of employers may have incorrectly reported their gender pay gap figures following the requirement for companies with 250 or more employees to report from April 2017.
Figures suggest that the inaccuracies include:
- A gender pay gap over 100%
- Misuse of positive and negative %
- A median pay gap of 0%.
The study concludes that the government guidance in relation to gender pay gap reporting was ambiguous and so led to the above inaccuracies.