Addleshaw’s gender pay gap imperfect but improving
Addleshaw Goddard has published its gender pay brackets, as required by last year’s new legislation, and the numbers were on par with many other major law firms.
Addleshaw’s data reveal that its male staff received an average of 43.2% more in bonuses than women in the year to 5 April 2017, with a median figure of 33.3%. Additionally, female employees earned an average of 23.8% less per hour than their male colleagues, with a median figure of 16.4%.
The firm’s human resources director Niki Lawson made the case that since a higher proportion of females are employed in administrative and junior positions, the gaps in pay and bonuses are not an equal pay issue.
In 2012 the firm launched a female leadership program and has since increased the female representation in its UK partnership from 20% to 26%. The firm’s goal is to have 30% female partnership by 2020.