Employers are legally prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender (as well as on the basis of other forbidden criteria) when it comes to remuneration. The General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG) prohibits discrimination on the grounds of:
- race or ethnic origin;
- religion or belief;
- age; or
- sexual orientation.
"Discrimination" comprises inequal treatment in relation to employment conditions and working conditions, including pay, that cannot be justified by reasonable grounds.
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