Welcome

Close the Gap works in Scotland on women’s participation in the labour market. We work with policymakers, employers and employees to influence and enable action to address the causes of women’s inequality at work.

For employers

Taking action to close the gender pay gap in your organisation could boost productivity and protect the business from costly tribunal claims.

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For policymakers

Ensuring that your policies, programmes and services consider the needs of women and men will advance gender equality.

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For union reps

As a workplace rep, you have an important role to play in promoting equality for women and men.

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For individuals

Equal pay makes a difference to working men and women. You can help to make your workplace fair and flexible.

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  • EquateScotland profile imageWhat is particularly disturbing (but important to understand) is how AI assistants with female voices (the majority) respond to insults and sexism - which legitimises unacceptable behaviours. Twitter embedded image 1 day ago by EquateScotland
  • closethepaygap profile imageOur #StillNotVisible research on BME women's experiences of employment in Scotland found that BME women felt discriminated against for having a 'foreign-sounding' name - you can read it here closethegap.org.uk/conte…
    closethepaygap profile imageA new study has shown that over 1/3 BME employees in the Midlands have had to change their name at work to a more "western" sounding name. Our #StillNotVisible research found BME women can be given 'nicknames' by colleagues that are 'easier to pronounce' itv.com/news/central/201… 1 day ago
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  • closethepaygap profile imageA new study has shown that over 1/3 BME employees in the Midlands have had to change their name at work to a more "western" sounding name. Our #StillNotVisible research found BME women can be given 'nicknames' by colleagues that are 'easier to pronounce' itv.com/news/central/201… 1 day ago
  • closethepaygap profile imageOur Policy Manager @linsnoir is in this month's @ThirdForceNews on why employers must go further than just publishing their #GenderPayGap & take real action to tackle it Twitter embedded image 2 days ago

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