BBC NEWS ONLINE: Is equal pay actually possible?

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 22/2/2019

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Last year, Iceland became the first country to make companies responsible for paying men and women equally.

Equal pay - paying men and women the same for jobs of equal value - has been a legal requirement in Iceland, the UK and many other countries for decades.

While other countries focus on gender pay, Iceland has put the onus on employers to show they follow the existing laws around equal pay.

The country, which has a population of nearly 350,000 has long been ranked the world's best for overall gender equality. Could other places benefit from its new workplace strategy?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47212342

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TitleIs equal pay actually possible?
Media name/outletBBC News Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date22/02/19
DescriptionLast year, Iceland became the first country to make companies responsible for paying men and women equally.

Equal pay - paying men and women the same for jobs of equal value - has been a legal requirement in Iceland, the UK and many other countries for decades.

While other countries focus on gender pay, Iceland has put the onus on employers to show they follow the existing laws around equal pay.

The country, which has a population of nearly 350,000 has long been ranked the world's best for overall gender equality. Could other places benefit from its new workplace strategy?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47212342
URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47212342
PersonsJill Rubery