Diversity breaks into Spanish companies

Now that equal opportunity plans are a well-established reality in our legal system, diversity policies have arrived in force. Stricter regulations are slowly requiring companies to adopt specific measures to integrate diversity into their corporate cultures. Companies that are quick to do so with specific policies will have a competitive edge in the near future.Are […]

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New conciliation measures will increase litigation

The new regulations passed to promote equality between men and women recognize the right to adapt working hours, without a reduction thereof, to improve conciliation of work and family life. In the absence of collective bargaining or an individual agreement, there must be a negotiation and, in the event of a dispute, the company’s decision […]

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Labor equality is the star of the Women’s day celebration

Women’s Day has arrived, accompanied this year by important new features in the legislation on equal treatment and equal opportunities for women and men in employment and occupation. Last Friday, March 1, 2019, the Council of Ministers approved a royal decree-law containing significant measures in this area. This legislation was finally published on March 7, […]

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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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