corresponsabilidad, igualdad

Childbirth leave: on your mark, get set… SHARED RESPONSIBILITY!

Measures aimed at eliminating imbalance in the domestic workload pave the way for new childbirth leave for fathers so that they can share the responsibilities that come with childbirth with their spouses.  The plenary session of the Lower House of the Spanish Parliament held on October 16 unanimously approved (with no more and no less […]

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No protection from employers for breastfeeding working mothers could be discrimination on grounds of sex

Equality between female and male employees at the workplace is very topical at the moment and over recent months a completely new movement has appeared in Spain seeking to stamp out any discrimination against female workers on grounds of sex. Still a source of conflict is the protection of women who are pregnant, have recently […]

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Can we really close the gender pay gap?

In line with the International Labour Organization’s Global Wage Report 2016/2017, the 2017 National Salary Structure Survey finds that, in Spain, women earn an average of €20,051.58 per year, compared to the €25,992.76 average salary for men. In other words, on average, women earn 77.1% of what their male counterparts do. Moreover, in 2017, 18.2% […]

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Do workers loaned by temporary employment agencies have the same rights?

Equal treatment of the employees of a user company and the workers loaned to it by a temporary employment agency (known as an “ETT” in Spain) continues to be a highly relevant issue and has undergone some changes in recent years. Article 11 of Law 14/1994, of June 1,1994, regulating ETTs, has been significantly amended […]

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Currículum ciego

Blind cvs as a way of preventing discrimination

In recent years, the search for ways to prevent or reduce discrimination in the workplace has been one of the Spanish legislators’ main priorities and one of the most important problems to resolve. In particular, factors as diverse as age, gender, origin, personal appearance and even race and skin color may sometimes be a barrier […]

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Conciliation Stewardship Equality Maternity Paternity

A reflection on shared responsibility. Is it enough?

There is no doubt about it, the era of shared responsibility has arrived. Its arrival is justified in view of the data revealed by various studies and statistics that show that women’s integration in the workplace has not gone hand in hand with men’s involvement in domestic chores and the care of family members. To […]

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