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European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination

Germany

Country report Gender equality: How are EU rules transposed into national law?

Date: 30 March 2016. Topics

State of affairs 01 January 2015

Date: 8 March 2016. Topics

Rights of persons living in a same-sex registered partnership (Eingetragene Lebensgemeinschaft)

German legislator introduces a statutory 30 % gender quota for supervisory boards of all private companies that are listed and subject to full co-determination

Date: 14 October 2015. Topics

German legislator introduces a statutory 30 % gender quota for advisory boards, boards of directors, and similar supervisory bodies of bodies within federal control with at least three members 

German legislator extends the entitlements to home care leave and improved its financial support

Still waiting for a draft law to implement the Istanbul Convention concerning non-consensual sexual acts

Date: 14 October 2015. Topics

German legislator improves the flexibility of parental leave and rewards the equal sharing of the leave between parents

German legislator tried to introduce a new concept of ‘gender neutrality’ within the federal civil service

Date: 14 October 2015. Topics
Wearing of head scarf in hospital of an organisation of a religious community
Admissibility of visible religious symbols in schools
Additional holidays for older employees
Date: 20 January 2015. Topics
Wearing of headscarf in hospital of an organisation of a religious community

State of affairs 01 January 2014

Date: 17 October 2014. Topics
Wearing of so called “Burkini”, a swimsuit developed to accommodate religious duty to cover body for Muslim girls in swimming lesson
Watching a film based on a popular children’s novel including scenes where magic is practiced
Wearing of so called “Burkini”, a swimsuit developed to accommodate religious duty to cover body for Muslim girls in swimming lesson
Positions posted specifically for university graduates and young professionals may indicate discrimination on the ground of age
Date: 2 August 2013. Topics

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