HR managers have been asked to come forwardThe Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is calling on HR managers to come forward with any advice on how they have tackled discrimination concerning gender pay gaps in the workplace.

Until the end of October the group will be running a consultation on the matter – particularly on how such issues should be monitored and reported – and is keen to hear from HR staff working in the UK.

It believes that pay inequality could be reduced if managers are able to more efficiently report such situations.

The EHRC is set to work with the Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress on the consultation.

Andrea Murray, acting group director of strategy at the commission, said: “There is demand from the public for organisations to build their reputation on transparency and sharing information. The way they reward their staff should be fair and seen to be fair.”

The news comes as the Fawcett Society recently revealed that there has been an “alarming” increase in the number of pregnant women being made redundant in the UK.