Civil servants have told employers to collect gender pay gap figures based on how their workers identify rather than their biological sex, The Telegraph can reveal.
All companies with more than 250 staff are required to report their gender pay gap as part of the Government’s aim to end the difference between salaries of both genders.
However, advice published by the Government Equalities Office (GEO), updated in March last year, encourages firms to collect information based on the gender that each employee identifies with.
It means the salaries of biological men could have been recorded as belonging to women, potentially skewing the data.
Not to collect the data on the gender pay gap at all. Of course. Because some damn fool will only try to do something with it.
But if you do want to collect it then hte correct way is both ways. Gender and sex. So that we can then see if they differ – and can then see whether the gap is about gender or sex. Not that it is, of course, it’s about being the primary child carer but then we all know that, right?