Equality Law Passed in Switzerland

  • December 11, 2018
 

New legislation was passed last week for companies in Switzerland with over 100 employees to carry out regular pay equity checks. Currently Women in Switzerland earn about a fifth less than men (according to the Federal Equality Office).

The major cause for debate had been the size of companies that should be required to conduct such analysis of pay equity, but finally the House of Representatives agreed on the salary equality law last week. Supporters see this as a major step to eliminate gender discrimination in the workplace. Read more here.

EMEA Recruitment have ‘Women in Business’ events planned throughout 2019, partnering with some exciting multinational businesses across Switzerland and the Netherlands. We look forward to updating you in the coming weeks!