Gowling WLG follows suit with pay gap report release
Gowling WLG has published its gender pay brackets, like several other major firms have done as the 4 April deadline approaches, which was set in place by last year’s new legislation.
Gowling’s numbers place it a bit behind the curve, with bonuses given to men on average 64% higher than those given to women, with a 49% median figure. On both an average and median basis, men at the firm earn 25% more per hour than women.
Just as a number of other firms’ reports have done, Gowling’s report largely attributes the discrepancy to the lack of women in higher roles within the firm. The firm’s gentle target is to reach 30% female partnership by 2026.
Gowling WLG joins Allen & Overy, Linklaters, Taylor Wessing, Bird & Bird, Pinsent Masons, and most recently Addleshaw Goddard in releasing pay gap reports.