Equal Pay Audit Guidance Notes
Although private companies are not legally required to carry out equal pay
audits, it is good practice for all companies to conduct them regularly.
As of October 2014, employment tribunals have the power to require
employers to carry out equal pay audits where they have breached the equal
pay legislation. Carrying out regular equal pay audits makes it less likely
that inequalities of pay will occur and also demonstrates a commitment to a
fair pay system.
These Equal Pay Audit Guidance Notes explain the process to be followed and
issues to be considered in preparing an equal pay audit.
See also the Simply-Docs Equal Pay Audit Form, which can be used to collate
and compare pay information to identify significant gaps.
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