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European Equality Law Network

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

Thematic reports

The European Social Pillar includes the principles of gender equality and work-life balance. Referring to these principles the European Commission adopted in 2017 a proposal for a Directive and a Communication to support work-life balance for working parents and carers, strengthening and expanding several legislative measures regarding parental leave and flexible work arrangements. In the context of this new Commission initiative, this study aims to provide information on the enforcement of the protection against dismissal, discrimination and unfavourable treatment of pregnant workers and workers exercising their right to take family leave, including issues of compensation, reparation and sanctions, as well as the role of national equality bodies, in the 28 Member States and three EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. It reviews the enforcement and potential obstacles/hindrances in practice of the rights relating to the protection against discrimination, unfavourable treatment and dismissal, highlighting the main experiences in Member States with such enforcement by judicial (courts) and equality bodies.

Lisa waddington et Anna Lawson (juillet 2009)

Publication date: 7 July 2009. Topics

Lisa Waddington und Anna Lawson (Juli 2009)

Publication date: 7 July 2009. Topics

Susanne Burri and Sacha Prechal (February 2009)

Publication date: 3 February 2009. Topics

Susanne Burri and Aileen McColgan (December 2008)

Publication date: 1 December 2008. Topics

Christa Tobler (September 2008)

Publication date: 5 September 2008. Topics

Christa Tobler (septembre 2008)

Publication date: 5 September 2008. Topics

Christa Tobler (September 2008)

Publication date: 5 September 2008. Topics

Nik de Boer, Susanne Burri, Hélène Masse-Dessen, Simone van der Post (August 2008)

Publication date: 25 August 2008. Topics

Kristin Henrard (June 2007)

Publication date: 5 June 2007. Topics

Kristin Henrard (juin 2007)

Publication date: 5 June 2007. Topics

Kristin Henrard (Juni 2007)

Publication date: 5 June 2007. Topics

Marc De Vos (June 2007)

Publication date: 4 June 2007. Topics

Marc De Vos (juin 2007)

Publication date: 4 June 2007. Topics

Marc De Vos (Juni 2007)

Publication date: 4 June 2007. Topics

Timo Makkonen (November 2006)

Publication date: 5 November 2006. Topics

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