Research & Policy Briefings The Gender Pay Gap and Pay Discrimination – Explainer Equal Pay Day is on the 14 November 2019 New gender pay gap data finds that women continue to earn less than men, on average, in Britain today. The most recent statistics from the ONS’ Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) – published today - show that the mean gap for full time workers is 13.1%. Click here to read Fawcett's explainer on the differences between the Gender Pay Gap and pay discrimination, and how they interact. Fawcett marks Equal Pay Day each year as the point in the year when, based on this data, women stop earning relative to men. This year that is on the 14th November 2019. The gender pay gap is even wider when part time workers are included - widening to 16.2% for the mean gap. ‘Equal pay for equal work’ refers to the legal right for a woman to be paid the same as a man for the same work, or work of the same value – in other words, not to be discriminated against. Organisations may find that they have an equal pay problem when they look at their gender pay gap data – if they do, this is unlawful and must be corrected. Download the explainer here Read our Gender Pay Gap By Ethnicity report here.