Tories want 'wage audits' of unfair workplaces
Opposition believes audits will end sex discrimination
The Conservative Party’s shadow minister
Theresa May has put forward a plan which
would see company’s that lose wages tribunals undergo a ‘pay audit’ of their
The auditing call comes over reports the pay tribunal system is close to
breaking point with Equal Opportunities
Commission chairwoman Jenny Watson saying there had been a huge increase in
cases due to ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers.
May told BBC Radio 4 that the
Conservatives were determined to address the pay gap which meant that women were
paid, on average, 17.2% less than men.
But it drew concerns from business groups with the British Chambers of
Commerce warning that the proposals would add to the burdens already placed on