L.K. Bennett is the British luxury, High Street brand, empowering and inspiring confident femininity. We are about enduring style, confidence and design. Our employees are the essence of our Company, through their provision of exemplary, customer focused service and we endeavor to reward their commitment, fairly and irrespective of their gender. We are always seeking new ways to improve how we attract, develop and retain all members of our workforce. We are committed to creating a culture which values and encourages diversity and one that provides an open forum for achieving this.
In April 2017, new legislation was introduced in the UK requiring employers with more than 250 staff to publish their gender pay gap, in order to provide greater transparency and action around pay disparities, a measure which L.K. Bennett is fully committed to.
The gender pay and bonus gaps are the difference between average earnings and bonuses for men and women. By no way of intention, L.K. Bennett employs more females than males, which naturally impacts on the results. Also, a high percentage of the female employees work Part Time in the retail stores which are the lower paid roles whereas, the majority of our male employees are based at Head Office, which is the main reason for our gender pay gap.