Codes of ethics and compliance with employment legislation

Company codes of ethics and conduct are useful as instruments with which to regulate interaction and relations within an organization and establish what is expected of each person in it, but they should never overreach their scope and encroach on areas which are regulated by employment legislation. Employment law requires companies to put measures in […]

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Job offers: discrimination comes at a cost

Job offers by companies must avoid all possible discrimination. This not only helps to safeguard equal treatment in the organization, but also avoids possible fines. Even now in 2020, we often find job offers that do not guarantee a minimum principle of equal treatment and which are therefore discriminatory according to labor legislation: “Job vacancy […]

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Can a company punish a worker using images from another employee’s mobile phone as evidence?

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) concluded in a decision that punishing one employee on the basis of images captured with a mobile phone of another employee breaches data protection legislation. Companies must be extremely careful about how they obtain proof to take action against employees on disciplinary grounds. In its decision, the AEPD addressed […]

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Gender equality plan: time is of the essence

Since last March, companies with more than 150 workers are obliged to prepare and implement a gender equality plan. In March 2021, this requirement will be extended to all companies with more than 100 workers and, in 2022, companies with more than 50 employees will also have to comply. The unprecedented situation we have been […]

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Inclusion and diversity: beyond equality, what can companies do?

Although Spain is one of the countries with the most advanced legislation on inclusion and diversity, companies can incorporate different initiatives that help to ensure the protection of everyone in a labor environment. On June 26, the world celebrated what is commonly known as the ‘LGBT Pride Day’. The date is not irrelevant and takes us […]

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Towards a green work model: 10 initiatives in the working environment

Companies can promote small changes in the working environment which contribute to environmental conservation: from arranging buses or company routes to teleworking, including the creation of the necessary jobs to monitor sustainable development.  The connection between environmental issues and those of the world of work may seem remote, since they are of such a different […]

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