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Company must accept that a Muslim woman use the hijab in positions of attention to the public

Temporary incapacity for work can be considered as disability, as a ‘long-term’ limitation at the time of the allegedly discriminatory act

Almost ten years after establishing the paternity leave from first time Spain extends it from 13 days to four weeks

Maternity leave for a father who have had a baby through a surrogacy arrangement 

Date: 9 January 2017. Topics

Catalan law on effective equality between women and men has been partially annulled by the Constitutional Court because Catalonian Parliament has exceeded its competence to legislate

Date: 9 January 2017. Topics

State of affairs 01 January 2016

Date: 12 October 2016. Topics

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

Date: 26 September 2016. Topics

Collective agreements can improve legislation on reduction of working hours for parental reasons, even if the improvement was established in the collective agreement before the legislative reform of 2012

Date: 20 September 2016. Topics

The active population survey shows that the decline in unemployment has been much higher for men than for women 

New legislation is approved that recognises the right to a pension supplement for mothers of two or more children

Recognition of the right to public assisted human reproduction to a couple of women, regardless of their sexual orientation

Law 15/2014 of 16 September 2014 for the rationalisation of the public sector and other measures of administrative reform, has transformed the Women’s Institute into the Institute for women and equal opportunities

Date: 16 April 2015. Topics
The High Court of Catalonia annuls the regulation of Reus City Council banning access to municipal facilities for people with burka
Catalonia approves the first integral law in Spain on rights of gays and lesbian persons. The law is only for the region of Catalonia.

State of affairs 01 January 2014

Date: 15 August 2014. Topics
Consolidated text of three laws on disability: “General Law on Persons with Disabilities and their social inclusion”
Unconstitutionality of a legal requirement to widow’s pension due to its unenforceability for unmarried homosexual couples

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