The EHRC (Equality and Human Rights Commission) has announced that it will begin its investigations into employers who have failed to comply with their gender pay gap reporting obligations in June.
EHRC enforcement powers
Employers who do not report their data within 28 days of receiving a notification from the EHRC will face further action. If the EHRC concludes that an employer has failed to meet its obligations it has said that it will issue an unlawful act notice. If the employer does not comply with the notice, the EHRC has said that it will apply for a court order requiring them to do so. Breach of such a court order is punishable on conviction with an unlimited fine.
The EHRC has also said that it will name and shame employers who have failed to comply with their obligations by uploading the results of investigations online.