EU commissioner for justice and gender equality, Vĕra Jourová, has published legislative proposals to narrow the gender pay gap and get more female directors on boards in EU member states.
Legislative proposals aimed at narrowing the gender pay gap in EU member states have been published by EU commissioner for justice and gender equality, Vĕra Jourová.
Jourová is also calling for companies with non-executive boards made up of more than 60% men to be required to “prioritise” women candidates of “equal merit”.
The number of women on the boards of the biggest listed EU companies rose from 10% in 2005 to 22% in 2015, but progress in this area is still considered slow.
Positive discrimination on recruitment and promotion where there is a material gender imbalance is already allowed—but not mandatory—in the UK
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