Gender discrimination (particularly) in wage matters: an analysis of the decision on the merits from the European Committee of Social Rights, University Women of Europe [UWE] v. Portugal, Complaint no. 136/2016

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Abstract

The article addresses the subject of gender pay gap, providing an in-depth analysis of the decision on the merits of the European Committee of Social Rights regarding complaint no. 136/2016, against Portugal. To this end, it renders an overview of the most relevant international and European provisions on this matter and an explanation of the Portuguese legal regime. The sociological and legal reasons for gender disparity are also discussed, as well as the difficulties associated with the implementation of the principle of equal pay. Finally, it analyses the Law of equal pay, recently introduced in the Portuguese legal order.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)548–579
Number of pages32
JournalLex Social: Revista de Derechos Sociales
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2022

Keywords

  • Gender pay gap
  • Revised European Social Charter
  • Complaint no. 136/2016
  • Principle of equal pay
  • Portuguese legislation

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