Equality in Law Between Men and Women in the European Community

Equality in Law Between Men and Women in the European Community

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Equality in law between men and women in the European Community is an integral part of the EC's social policy and crucial to its economic and social cohesion. This 15-volume encyclopaedia analyzes the legal framework for equal opportunities which now exists in the Community due to the adoption of EC Directives on equal treatment, equal pay and social security, and to the work of the European Court of Justice in this area. This volume looks at how the EC Directives have been implemented and interpreted in each Belgium, and at the other legislative and constitutional provisions affecting the principle of equality. All the principal legal provisions are reproduced or translated. Extracts from or digests of national case law are also included. Each volume is structured so that Member States' provisions on equality can be directly compared.
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  • Hardback | 246 pages
  • 158.75 x 241.3 x 19.05mm | 511g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • 246 p.
  • 0792318293
  • 9780792318293

Table of contents

Commentary on equality of law. Part 1 General: introduction; sources. Part 2 Basic concepts: equality and discrimination; direct discrimination; indirect discrimination; victimization. Part 3 Equal pay: principle; exclusions; personal scope of principle; activities covered; definition of remuneration; comparator; woman does same work as man; equal value; legitimate reason for pay differential. Part 4 Equal treatment: principle; exceptions; territorial scope; personal scope; activities covered; comparator; hiring; working conditions; exclusion, dismissal or other detriment; instructions to discriminate; pressure to discriminate; discrimination by an employee or a trade union; discriminatory practices; special treatment. Part 5 Social security: definition of social security; social security Directives and other legislation; problematic concepts; exceptions; leveling up/down; part-time work. Part 6 Enforcement of the principle: legal procedures; legal procedures; courts and tribunals; enforcement agencies; collective agreements. Part 7 Sources of equality law: legislation; international conventions with regard to equality; general legislation; measures implementing European Community law - equal pay; measures implementing European Community law - equal treatment. Part 8 Cases: decisions on the equality principle; decisions on equal pay; decisions on equal treatment; decisions on equality in social security matters. Part 9 Documentation.
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