Charlotte Oliver

Associate

London


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Charlotte has advised on various aspects of employment law, including capability and conduct procedures, termination and settlement agreements.

Charlotte also defends employers in the employment tribunal involving allegations of discrimination, whistleblowing and equal pay.

Posts by: Charlotte Oliver

2019 UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting – What to Expect

On 4 April 2019, employers with 250 or more employees will, once again, have to publish and report specific figures about their gender pay gap. And, following a year packed full of political statements and unprecedented movement towards gender equality, there will undoubtedly be pressure on employers to demonstrate progress in closing the gap.  READ MORE

Mind the Gap? What Do the UK Pay Disclosures Really Tell Us?

1. Mandatory reporting under the methodology required by the government indicates some large pay gaps. What does that mean?

As of 17 April 2018, 10,364 employers had published their gender pay gap figures. What have we learnt? That almost eight out of ten employers are paying men, on average, more than women?

Well … yes – sort of, but that’s not the full picture. Remember, gender pay reporting is an entirely different calculation to that of equal pay (and pay equity in the U.S.) – you cannot conclude that an average gender pay gap of 59 percent means that a female employee earns 41p for every £1 her male colleague earns. A more accurate, but admittedly less provocative, title for reporting would be the ‘gender opportunity gap’ or, as energy company Shell coins it, the ‘talent gap’. READ MORE