By April, every company in the UK with more than 250 employees must have published figures for the gap in pay between male and female staff. In the US, a report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research revealed that women, on average, earn 20 per cent less than their male counterparts. Moves are afoot on both sides of the Atlantic to replicate this attention, this time with a focus on the disparity between white staff members and their black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues. The BBC has been criticised for having no BAME people in its highest-earners. However, while there is greater scrutiny of discrimination in the workplace with regards to sex and race, there has been very little progress on how it relates to sexual orientation and gender identity.

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