The law

A collection of documents that describe and explain the law around equal pay.

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Public Sector Equality Duty: guidance for publishing information on gender and employment

This guidance provides information to help Scottish public authorities meet the public sector equality duty, and particularly the requirement to publish gender pay gap information, and a statement on equal pay, including information on occupational segregation.

Filename: 1374995703_CTG-PSED-guidance-for-employers-August-2012.pdf | File size: 422KB
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What equality law means for you as an employer: pay and benefits

This guidance from the EHRC sets out ways that employers can avoid all the different types of unlawful discrimination with regard to basic pay, non-discretionary bonuses, overtime rates and allowances, performance-related benefits, severance and redundancy pay, access to pension schemes, hours of work, company cars, sick pay, and 'fringe benefits' such as travel allowances.

Filename: employers-pay-and-benefits.pdf | File size: 1126KB
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Statutory Code of Practice on Equal Pay (Equality and Human Rights Commission)

Laid before Parliament 27 July 2010. This is the authoritative, comprehensive and technical guide to the Act’s provisions intended to ensure that women and men receive the same pay and other contractual benefits when they are doing equal work.

Filename: 1374995740_equalpaycode.pdf | File size: 420KB
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Equal Pay Reviews and Job Evaluation: Guidance for Scotland's Colleges

This guidance provides information to help Scotland's colleges to analyse their pay policies and practices, to ensure that they are fair and equitable. Implementing an equal pay review will help colleges to comply with statutory obligations on them to deliver equal pay.

Filename: 1374995759_FE-Guidance-FINAL.pdf | File size: 686KB

Related publications

Briefing - gender and the workplace, June 2016Briefing - gender and the workplace, June 2016 C

Gender Equality Pays: The economic case for addressing women's labour market inequalityGender Equality Pays: The economic case for addressing women's labour market inequality This paper presents research into the link between gender equality and economic benefit.

How mentoring and women's networks can address occupational segregationHow mentoring and women's networks can address occupational segregation This report for policymakers outlines the evidence base for mentoring and women's networks as a means for addressing occupational segregation.

Public sector equality duty: Guidance for reporting on gender and employmentPublic sector equality duty: Guidance for reporting on gender and employment This guidance provides information to help Scottish public authorities meet the public sector equality duty as it relates to gender and employment.

Securing Women's Futures: using Scotland's new social security powers to close the gender equality gapSecuring Women's Futures: using Scotland's new social security powers to close the gender equality gap This joint report, produced with Engender, Scottish Women's Aid, Scottish Refugee Council and Carers Scotland, summarises why and how women are affected by social security policy and sets out ways in which new powers can be engaged to increase women’s equality in Scotland.

Submission to Economy, Energy and Tourism inquiry into work, wages and well-beingSubmission to Economy, Energy and Tourism inquiry into work, wages and well-being Close the Gap's written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee's inquiry into work, wages and well-being.

Written evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee inquiry into future delivery of social securityWritten evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee inquiry into future delivery of social security Close the Gap's written submission to the Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee inquiry into the future delivery of social security in Scotland, November 2015.

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