On the gender pay gap:
There are currently an astonishing 40,000 equal pay claims in the tribunal queue. Some of them have been there for years and years, delayed by the tortuous process of bringing a case, the difficulty of gathering the evidence and the challenge of finding a man doing a job of comparable value and proving that he\’s being paid more.
And they would like it to be possible to have a \”hypothetical comparator\” rather than a real one.
God, men are such bastards aren\’t they? Trying to insist upon actual evidence of a gender pay gap rather than just, you know, making stuff up so that we can all shout \”I Win!\”.
Then there are arguments over whether reporting the median pay gap is an adequate tool to identify and remedy disparities.
Well, certainly it\’s a better one than the mean pay gap which Harriet, the Fawcett Society, the EHRC and you, Ms. Perkins, insist upon using even though you\’ve be told not to by the Office of National Statistics.
You know, your making stuff up again problem again.