Should employers prevent workers from sharing pay details?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 17 Sep 2020, 1:22PM
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Should employers prevent workers from sharing pay details?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 17 Sep 2020, 1:22PM

Should we make it unlawful for employers to prevent employees discussing what they get paid?

Equal Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo says they have done research that has found that a significant number of people are not allowed to talk about their pay with their colleagues.

She says that it is advantageous for the employer to keep their pay secret so they can attract talent, and it means the power remains with the employer. 

Max Whitehead is an employment relations expert, he joined Kate Hawkesby to share his thoughts.

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