Submitted by Shoba Haridas on Tuesday 24th August 2021
Published on Monday 6th September 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Sunday 6th March 2022
Current Signatures: 30
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Ban employers asking job applicants for salary history and current earnings
According to the Young Women's Trust, 40% of HR Managers have said they do not advertise salary details with job adverts. Often this means the salary will be based on the new employee's previous salary. We want questions about salary history banned, as it can perpetuate existing gender pay gaps.
Ending this practice is easy to implement and more importantly, it works. The United States leads on this front. Many states have already banned this practice. A study has shown a 5-6% increase in pay for people moving jobs within these states, with a larger increase for women (8-9%) and African-Americans (13-16%).
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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