Linklaters becomes first magic circle firm to reveal gender pay gap data

    By: Kelsey Vuillemot on Feb 12, 2018

    Rose Walker writes, "Linklaters’ male employees are earning nearly 60% more in bonuses than women, according to the firm’s first gender pay report.

    The report shows that while marginally more women (78%) than men (76%) received a bonus in the year to April 2017, men received on average 58% more in bonuses than women.

    Average hourly pay is skewed in favour of men by 23%, rising to a difference of nearly 40% using a median average.

    The firm is the first of the magic circle to report its gender pay gap data, ahead of an April reporting deadline for all companies employing more than 250 people. Law firms are not required to provide data about partners.

    Linklaters has not separated the pay gap data between fee earners and support staff; however, the firm’s report notes that average pay for women across the firm is significantly impacted by the high number of female employees in its lowest earning group.

    Just under 80% of those in its lowest pay quartile are women, as are 56% of those in the lower middle quartile. In contrast, women make up 45% of the upper quartile."

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    Released: February 12, 2018, 8:15 am
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