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Legal developments

The funding of care expenses and the compulsory paternity leave

Date: 18 January 2017. Topics

Dismissal of employee because of her deciding to wear a Niqab in office of notary covered by exception for genuine and determining occupational requirements

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

Government signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

Date: 9 January 2017. Topics

Conditions for maternity benefits under Healthcare and Sickness Insurance

Discrimination in pay

Date: 9 January 2017. Topics

Statistics on the gender pay gap 

Date: 9 January 2017. Topics

Decision by the Commission on the Code for Commercials on the discriminatory nature of the Suit Supply commercials 

Date: 9 January 2017. Topics

Permissibility of headscarf, worn by kindergarten teacher

Demand of dispensation from swimming lessons on ground of Islamic beliefs despite possibility to use burkini

The equality body rules that age discrimination exists even if this was to be applied only as last resort where candidates scored equally on other criteria

Date: 21 December 2016. Topics

Government proposal to transfer the individual complaint mechanism from the Equality Ombud to the Equality Tribunal, and to give the Equality Tribunal power to award non-monetary damage in cases concerning working life

Date: 21 December 2016. Topics

The Parliament adopts amendments of the Law on Equal Treatment and Law on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, entering into force on the 1st of January, 2017 

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