Disability pay gap

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3212
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What action are you taking to reduce the disability pay gap in London?

Answers

Answer for Disability pay gap
Disability pay gap

Disability pay gap

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Mayor’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy highlights that disabled people, along with women and BAME men, experience pay gaps in London.

Lack of flexible working opportunities, inaccessible recruitment practices, and lack of information for employers can all contribute to disabled people not participating or progressing in the workplace.

The GLA will work with employers and their organisations, unions and the voluntary sector to help ensure London’s employers have fair and inclusive practices to retain and help their employees progress.

The Good Work Standard will support employers to monitor disability pay gaps, adopt best practice in employment and achieve high standards in areas such as working conditions, diversity and inclusion, and flexible working.

The new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group will offer insight to developing policy and programmes which address disability pay gaps and champion inclusive work practices.