This Working Life

How can we achieve true gender equality at work?

Closing the pay gap between men and women in their 40s and 50s and promoting women to leadership roles means providing a work-life balance to everyone

Nothing prevents innovative employers from introducing additional measures to support gender equality and diversity goals, particularly for leadership roles. Picture: Getty

Deirdre Malone is head of employment law at EY Law Ireland

Ireland’s snapshot month is finally here. Employers with more than 250 employees must pick any date this month for the purpose of reporting their gender pay gap by year end.

Two things are clear. First, Ireland has a gender pay gap, and secondly, when we look to Britain, where there already is such reporting, the largest pay gap is between men and women in ...