The professional classification system may conceal remunerative discrimination between men and women

Companies should check whether there are positions that, despite belonging to different professional groups or categories, perform the same functions and should therefore receive the same salary. Could there be indirect gender discrimination if a company remunerates its staff according to the applicable sectorial collective bargaining agreement tables? Is remunerative discrimination possible if the functions […]

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On the road to equality at work: Where are we?

In 1957 the Treaty of Rome already contemplated the principle of equal pay between male and female workers for equal work, and therefore barred pay discrimination based on gender. And in March 2020 we heard the President of the European Commission say that “Gender equality is a fundamental principle of the European Union, but is […]

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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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The negotiation of the equality plan when there are no workers’ representatives requires caution

The new obligation to implement equality plans in companies with more than 50 employees has caused an increase in the number of cases in which there are no workers’ legal representatives with whom to negotiate them. This situation raises certain doubts which must be resolved by future regulations or case law. The latest changes made […]

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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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