• Part I Executive Summary,Susanne Burri
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Transposition of EU gender equality law into national law
  • 3. Central concepts of EU gender discrimination law
  • 3.1. The problem of comparisons
  • 3.2. Prohibition of discrimination
  • 3.3. Indirect discrimination
  • 3.4. Positive action
  • 3.5. Instruction to discriminate
  • 3.6. Harassment
  • 4. Equal pay
  • 4.1. Equal pay
  • 4.2. What is ‘pay’ and what is ‘equal value’?
  • 4.3. Role for collective agreements and for employers
  • 4.4. Enforcing equal pay
  • 5. Occupational pension schemes
  • 5.1. Uncertainty about the nature of national schemes
  • 6. Access to work and working conditions
  • 6.1. Exceptions
  • 6.2 Occupational requirements
  • 6.3. Positive action once again
  • 7. Pregnancy and maternity protection; maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave
  • 7.1. Pregnancy and maternity
  • 7.2. Maternity leave
  • 7.3. Paternity, parental, adoption and child care leave
  • 8. Statutory schemes of social security
  • 8.1. Family and survivor’s benefits
  • 8.2. Social assistance
  • 8.3. Derogations from equal treatment: periods of care
  • 8.4. Derogations from equal treatment: difference in pensionable age
  • 9. Self-employed and assisting spouses
  • 9.1. Pregnancy, maternity and parental rights
  • 9.2. Professional status of assisting spouses
  • 10. Goods and services
  • 10.1. Pregnancy, maternity and parenthood
  • 10.2. Derogations from equal treatment
  • 11. Enforcement and compliance
  • 11.1. Judicial procedures
  • 11.2. Remedies and sanctions
  • 11.3. Victimisation
  • 11.4. Burden of proof
  • 11.5. Equality bodies
  • 11.6. The role of the social partners
  • 12. Winding up: law in the books and law in practice
  • Part II National Law: Reports from the Experts of the Member States, EEA Countries, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey
  • Part IINational Law: Reports from the Experts of the Experts of the Member States, EEA Countries, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey
  • Annexes