Employment law - on the horizon

Gender pay gap

The European Commission has published its action plan to tackle the gender pay gap. The plan prioritises eight issues to address, including improving the application of the Equal Pay Directive by entitling employees to request information on all pay levels and by encouraging employers to regularly report their gender pay gap.

The Government and Equalities Office has published a toolkit for employers, aimed at helping close the gender pay gap. The toolkit sets out advice and actions that employers can take to improve and promote gender equality in the workplace.


The General Data Protection Regulation will apply to all businesses from 25 May 2018 and employers and businesses will need to update their policies and practices to comply. Our employer's toolkit for preparing for the GDPR seen here, sets out the practical steps you can take now.

If you would like more information on how the points raised could impact you, please contact Jane Amphlett.