Equal treatment

Information about Rights & Duties

Equal treatment (rules prohibiting discrimination in the workplace, rules on equal pay for men and women and on equal pay for employees on fixed-term or permanent employment contracts)

Rules governing equal pay for men and women

The Transparency in Wage Structures Act (EntgTranspG) entered into force on 6 July 2017.

The aim is to support women (and men) in better asserting their right to equal pay for equal work or work of equal value. The unadjusted gender pay gap in Germany is 18% (2021). Beyond active working life, the gender pay gap leads, on average, to lower pensions for women compared with men (gender pension gap [49%, 2019 Source: Gleichstellungsatlas [Equality Atlas]).

For detailed information on the Transparency in Wage Structures Act, see Employment of workers in other Member States (posting of workers, rules on the freedom to provide services, residence requirements for workers).

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