Bri­tain may re­quire com­pa­nies to re­port race pay gap

StarMetro Vancouver - - DAILY LIFE - Amie Tsang

Com­pa­nies in Bri­tain would have to re­port pay dis­par­i­ties among eth­nic groups in their workforce un­der a rule be­ing con­sid­ered by Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May’s gov­ern­ment.

The idea is a re­sponse to a study pub­lished last year that showed sig­nif­i­cant pay dis­par­i­ties be­tween eth­nic mi­nori­ties and their white coun­ter­parts in Bri­tain. It comes after the gov­ern­ment be­gan re­quir­ing large com­pa­nies to re­port pay dis­par­i­ties be­tween men and women.

The Race Dis­par­ity Au­dit, a sur­vey of 24,000 work­ers last year, found the unem­ploy­ment rate for Black, Asian and other eth­nic-mi­nor­ity peo­ple was nearly dou­ble that of white Bri­tish adults.

Read more about the re­port at thes­tar.com/busi­ness

Bri­tain’s Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May said eth­nic mi­nor­ity em­ploy­ees can feel like they’re “hit­ting a brick wall” with ca­reer pro­gres­sion.

HENRY NI­CHOLLS/AFP/GETTY IM­AGES

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