Tag archives: gender equality

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a pay equity case

In October 2016, we informed our readers and clients that the Québec Court of Appeal had unanimously upheld a Superior Court decision finding certain sections of the Pay Equity Act (Act) unconstitutional. The sections of the Act in question are those relating to retroactivity, employee participation in audits and posting of audit results. As was expected, … Continue reading

What protection from discrimination do employees have on the grounds of sexual orientation?

Traditionally the grounds of sexual orientation have become a condition to discriminate. In Colombia, legal provisions focus in the prohibition of all forms of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation and gender identity. According to Article 13 of the Colombian Political Constitution, each individual is born free and equal before the law, the same protection … Continue reading

International Women’s Day: What you should know about the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Act

This article was written by Amelia Berman, an associate at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Act makes every day women’s equality day. The Act provides that the private sector as well as public bodies must progressively realise the target of 50% representation of women in decision-making positions. The Act … Continue reading

More women on the boards of listed companies?

This post was contributed by Poppy Pritchard, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (London) Gender imbalance on corporate boards poses a serious challenge for all EU member states. In an effort to tackle this issue the European Commission launched a public consultation on possible action at EU level on 5 March 2012. As a result of … Continue reading
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