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Compulsory pay audits in Equality Bill will lead to floods of claims

Forcing firms to carry out equal pay audits as part of the new Equality Bill will only lead to a flood of litigation claims, equalities campaigners have urged.

The Equality Bill due to be published on Monday will reveal that pay audits comparing women and men’s salaries will be made compulsory by 2013 for firms with more than 250 staff, according to The Times.

The move will seek to eradicate the gender pay gap, which still stands at 17.1% for full time hourly roles despite almost 40 years of legislation.

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April 28, 2009

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