How often have you seen recruitment advertisements with the statement “we are an equal opportunities employer”? Many of these organisations will have robust recruitment and selection policies and procedures that are followed to ensure fairness in the recruitment and selection process. But are they complying with the Equality and Human Rights Commission recommendation that employers regularly review and monitor their pay practices? Do their pay structures conform to equal pay best practice? Do they have Salary Setting and Promotion Guidelines to ensure fairness in salary setting?
Most successful equal pay claims occur as a result of the company NOT using analytical job evaluation scheme to measure job size, and therefore jobs have been assigned to salaries or pay grades incorrectly.
Would YOUR pay practices withstand an equal pay claim? If not, you are at risk of costly litigation.
As specialists in the design of job evaluation schemes Ashworth Black can work with you to design a bespoke job evaluation scheme to suit the needs of your company, thus minimising the risk of a costly equal pay claim. Call us now on 01506 828767 to have an informal chat with one of our Consultants at no cost.