Some Remarks On the Spanish Law 3/2007 for Real Equality of Women and Men in the Labour Field

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
C3.17 (Oudemanhuispoort)
Antonio García-Munoz Alhambra , Labour and Social Security Law, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

The Spanish Law for Real Equality of Women and Men of 2007 is the cornerstone of the Spanish labour law system as regards equality between women and men. This Law not only transposes and implements some contents of the Directive 2002/73/CE, but, in some aspects, goes further than the EU legislation and creates new tools and strategies to promote equality at the workplace, such as the “equality plans” or the “equality proof company label”. In this law, we also find some articles that make reference to the CRS policies of the companies in relation with equality issues and other provisions that are trying to encourage further development of the equality measures through collective bargaining. This paper will discuss some of the aforementioned contents and developments and the practical implementation and impact of this Law in the Spanish labour market and the workplaces. The aim of this paper is to put some light on how the new legal instruments developed by the 2007 Equality Law have helped to achieving a more equal work environment.

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