The Fawcett Society launches new Equal Pay Advice Service
Fawcett Society launches new Equal Pay Advice Service
Research published today from the Fawcett Society shows just four in ten employees know their legal rights are protected in conversations with colleagues about pay if they think they are being discriminated against because of their gender.
The research further found six out of ten (61%) workers would be uncomfortable asking a colleague how much they earn.
It says a culture of pay secrecy persists in UK workplaces that allows discrimination to thrive.
Half of those surveyed (52%) say their managers would respond negatively to more openness, indicating they think it is difficult to challenge.
Bringing salaries out of the shadows
For employees this Equal Pay Day, the Fawcett Society is calling on people to be a part of their campaign to fight unequal pay by talking to colleagues about what they earn.
To support this approach, the charity’s research found that half of workers (62% for women and 57% for men) would share their own salary information with a colleague they didn’t know very well, if they thought they might be experiencing discrimination.
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