Within the company

On the website of the women department of the Confederation of German Trade Unions (German: Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund Frauen) you can find questions and answers on the Equal Pay Gap. (only available in German)

Every measure against pay inequality implicitly opposes traditional views on gender and questions social power structures. That’s why it is especially important to prepare each action well, and as far as a lawsuit comes into question, it is advisable to share responsibility. The person concerned should be supported by the workers council. According to § 17 II AGG the workers council has the limited right to a third party intervention. It can specifically act against structural discrimination. Of course, the person concerned can also individually take legal steps. However, experience shows that this is a big burden in the workplace.

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