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Equality Bill refuses to allow firms 'amnesty' on equal pay gaps

Employers will not be given a period of amnesty to deal with equal pay claims when they are forced to publish their gender pay gap in 2013, paving the way for hundreds of costly and lengthy tribunals, Personnel Today has learned.

Vera Baird, solicitor general and minister who is taking the Bill through Parliament, told Personnel Today the only transitional arrangements available for employers to correct unequal pay at work were between now and 2013, while reporting on pay gaps was still voluntary.

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April 28, 2009

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