Employers Urged to Tackle Discrimination

The Government’s gender pay reporting regulations came into force in April this year and require companies with 250 or more employees to publish details on what they pay male and female staff. The Government has heralded the regulations as an important step forward in its campaign to promote gender diversity in the workplace. However, a new survey by Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has revealed that employers must also urgently address organisational culture as part of their efforts to close the gender pay gap. Chief among this is addressing what it refers to as ‘casual’ acts of gender discrimination: CMI’s survey reveals that four in five (81%) managers have witnessed gender discrimination or bias in their workplace in the last year alone. As many as 86% of survey respondents said they supported the idea of a more gender balanced workplace, but CMI’s research suggests this is not translating into meaningful action to prevent or challenge negative behaviours. Just 42% o

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