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.
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