Check your employers’ commitment to gender equality

Gender equality in the workplace is achieved when all employees are able to access and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities regardless of whether they are a woman or a man.

The WGEA calculates that national gender pay gap is 15.3%. Gender pay gaps vary across industries and even across organisations but they are almost always in favour of men.

Making sure your employer or potential employer is committed to gender equality can help to ensure you face fewer barriers in the workplace.

Actions:

  • Look at your organisation’s WGEA report 
  • Check whether your employer has a gender equality strategy or policy
  • Ask whether your employer has ever done a gender pay analysis
  • Find out what your flexible work and parental leave entitlements are