The gender pay gap is designed to capture the extent to which women are represented evenly across an organisation.
Captures the extent to which women are represented evenly across an organisation.
The gender pay gap should not be confused with the concept of equal pay for equal work. The gender pay gap in Ireland was 13.9% according to Eurostat in 2014. This is less than the EU average of 16.7%.
In May 2017 a private members bill, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Gender Pay Information) Bill 2017, was initiated by the Labour Party. It provides that an organisation with more than 50 employees may be obliged to publish certain information on the gender pay gap.
The draft bill requires employers to report on the following: