Executives at some 8,000 companieswith over 250 employees are poringover spreadsheets ahead of new rulesthat will force them to publish by April2018 any pay disparities between menand women. That should give femaleworkers a little extra leverage when itcomes to seeking equal pay with theirmale colleagues, says Stephanie Bakeron Bloomberg.com.
Taking her cue fromDavid Cameron, Prime Minister TheresaMay has vowed to fight the "burninginjustice" that means "if you're a woman,you will earn less than a man". In Britain,women earn 19.1% less on average,compared with 16.4% less across theEuropean Union, according to Eurostatdata from 2012, as the map shows.
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