Surprise! The Government’s Gender Parity Bill Is a Whole Bunch of Nothing

Announced as a way to ensure that pay between men and women is equal, the government’s gender parity bill is toothless when it comes to actually enforcing it.

The text of the bill, which was sent by the Executive to the Lower House of Congress, amends Article 172 of the Labor Contracts Law, sets out equal access for job opportunities and bars gender discrimination in the workplace but does not specify any measures if companies fail to comply. In a similar way, the bill obliges employers to observe “strict salary equality,” honoring “equal pay for equal work,” and to draft a code of conduct that guarantees non-discrimination that will then be submitted to the Labor Ministry. Action to be taken in case of a failure to comply is not…

Original published: 2018-03-13 16:33:02 Read the full Buenos Aires News here

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