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European Equality Law Network

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

Thematic reports

The European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination has published a new thematic report titled Pay Transparency in the EU. The report is authored by Albertine Veldman, researcher and lecturer at Utrecht University in European labour law, equality law and social law. Pay transparency is essential in order to effectively implement the principle of equal pay. Increased pay transparency can reveal a gender bias or discrimination in the pay structures of an organization, and enables employees, employers and social partners to take action in this respect. The report reviews national pay transparency measures introduced by the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to implement the core measures recommended by the European Commission in view of strengthening the principle of equal pay between men and women (Recommendation C(2014) 1405 final). The report reviews, assesses and compares the situation in the above mentioned countries regarding the employee’s right to request information on gender pay levels, the employer’s duty report on average gender pay levels, the employer’s duty to audit pay and pay differentials on grounds of gender, and measures that aim to ensure the issue of equal pay is discussed at collective bargaining level. The report provides best practice examples in all these areas. The report concludes by analysing the obstacles to introducing national pay transparency measures and the way ahead.

Albertine Veldman (April 2017)

Date: 28 April 2017. Topics

Olivier De Schutter (July 2016)

Date: 12 October 2016. Topics

Kevät Nousiainen and Christine Chinkin (April 2016)

Date: 20 April 2016. Topics

Lisa Waddington and Andrea Broderick with the assistance of Anne Poulos (April 2016)

Date: 19 April 2016. Topics

Delia Ferri and Anna Lawson (March 2016)

Date: 21 March 2016. Topics

Maria do Rosário Palma Ramalho, Petra Foubert and Susanne Burri (February 2015)

Date: 27 February 2015. Topics

Maria do Rosário Palma Ramalho, Petra Foubert et Susanne Burri (février 2015)

Date: 27 February 2015. Topics

Maria do Rosário Palma Ramalho, Petra Foubert und Susanne Burri (Februar 2015)

Date: 27 February 2015. Topics

Lilla Farkas and Orlagh O'Farrell (December 2014)

Date: 2 December 2014. Topics

Dorota Pudzianowska and Krzysztof Smiszek, supervised and edited by Christa Tobler (December 2014)

Date: 2 December 2014. Topics

Susanne Burri and Helga Aune (November 2013)

Date: 1 November 2013. Topics

Emmanuelle Bribosia and Isabelle Rorive, Supervised by Lisa Waddington (September 2013)

Date: 3 September 2013. Topics

Emmanuelle Bribosia et Isabelle Rorive sous la supervision de Lisa Waddington (septembre 2013)

Date: 3 September 2013. Topics
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