Girl Power Congratulations Cards For Those Publishing Gender Pay Gap Figures
As of this month, all UK companies that have 250 employees or more must calculate and publish their gender pay gap information on a government website for all to see. So, send those “To One Bad Ass Bitch #congratulations”, “Pussy Power #congratulations” and “GRL PWR #congratulations” girl power cards from our cardshit.com website to let those companies know that they’re doing a great thing.
Around 9,000 firms will have submitted their information by the deadline, which will show the percentage difference between average hourly earnings for men and women, which calculated to around 18.4% more for men than women this time last year. As bad as that sounds, you can still send those girl power congratulations cards because unlike what many people think, the gender pay gap isn’t the same as equal pay. Equal pay is a legal requirement that says men and women who are doing the same job should be receiving the same pay, whereas the gender pay gap relates to how much employees of different genders throughout the whole company are being paid for a variety of different positions. For example, if a company employs more men for the top spots than women, then the gender pay gap will be higher.
An easy way to think about the gender pay gap is to imagine that you have lined up all of the men and all of the women who work for a company, the pay gap will be the difference between the man in the middle of his line and the woman who is in the middle of hers. Calculated on an hourly basis, the Office for National Statistics use these figures frequently and they include both full-time and part-time workers.
So, while the gender pay gap may sound pretty bad for a lot of companies, you can still send many of the firms listed a few of our “Thanks, You're A Fucking Legend”, “Strictly Speaking You're The Best #thankyou”, and “You're The Fucking Best” rude thank you cards for not being total knob heads and discriminating against their employees based on gender.
While companies can’t be prosecuted or punished for having a wide gender pay gap, they can be punished by the Equality and Human Rights Commission if they fail to publish their gender pay gap figures by the deadline. The information provided also means that you can cross all high gap companies off your girl power congratulations cards list until they get their act together and sort themselves out.