Tag Archives: gender equality

Industrial relations concerns cannot on their own justify sex discrimination

In Kenny and ors –v- Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform and ors the ECJ has held that the industrial relations concerns of an employer cannot be the sole basis in which it seeks to justify indirect sex discrimination … Continue reading

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Improving the gender balance on boards

In March 2012, the European Commission published a report showing that limited progress had been made with improving the gender balance in EU boardrooms since the Commission had adopted a gender equality strategy in 2010.  In order to try and … Continue reading

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Reporting on gender balance

The Government has recently published new regulations requiring quoted companies to report on gender balance and diversity, at board and management level and companies as a whole.   At the same time EU commissioners have postponed plans to impose quotas for … Continue reading

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Obligatory Equal Pay Audits proposed for employers who lose equal pay claims

Employers who lose sex discrimination cases will be required to carry out equal pay audits across their workforce and may also be ordered by tribunals to publish a comparison of men and women’s earnings across their entire business. These proposals … Continue reading

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EU Consultation on female representation on Boards

The European Commission has published a consultation on gender imbalance on the corporate boards of companies listed on stock exchanges in the EU, with a view to proposing measures to rectify female underrepresentation. The results of the consultation will assist … Continue reading

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