More equal pay legislation will only empower bureacrats
Shadow Monetary Policy Committee referenced in The Express
Kristian Niemietz writes for The Telegraph
Matthew Lesh writes for The Times
“This proposed law is based on the false theory of “structural racism”, unthinkingly imported from the radical left on American college campuses. It unscientifically presupposes that any difference in outcomes must be caused by discrimination, without evidence and before any investigation.
“It ignores the fact that it is already illegal, and has been since 1965, for employers to discriminate based on race. The employment lawyer Darren Newman said it is currently easier to bring a race discrimination claim than a gender pay claim, potentially making Labour’s policy largely futile.
“Despite Labour’s recent pro-business rhetoric, its fiddly new regulation will scare away investment. The only winners will be HR bureaucracies, lawyers and consultants. They will be charged with producing the mandatory new ethnic pay-gap data, which will inevitably fail to explain why individuals are paid differently and will fuel race animosity.”
Read Matthew’s full piece here.