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Gender equality

Employers are prohibited from discriminating between their workers on the grounds of their gender as regards wages or other terms of employment. This principle is established in the Act on the equal status and equal rights of women and men no. 10/2008. The same principle applies to promotion, continuing education, vocational training, study leave, working conditions and other matters such as dismissal of workers. If a worker seeks redress on the basis of the act, the employer is prohibited from dismissing him or her for that reason. 

If evidence of direct and indirect discrimination based on gender is presented, the employer is obliged to prove that other reasons than gender sustain the criteria for his/her decision.

See also: The Centre for Gender Equality