Framework Conditions in Portugal
Legal Framework in Portugal
Already in 1974, the Portugese government issued a law stating that every company is obliged to present annually data on personal records to the employees, trade unions, labour inspection authorities and the Labour Ministry. The central aim of this regulation is to ensure transparency and to diminish discrimination of workers' rights.
In 2014, a new regulation has come into place stating that the Council of Ministers has to prepare every three years a report on salaries paid to women and men in state-owned companies. In addition, this report should include a number of meausres in regard to:
- gender equality plans for state-owned companies;
- encouraging private enterprises with more than 25 employees to conduct a wage analysis by gender and seting out strategies to correct unjustified differences;
- providing companies with an electronic tool that allows to identify and measure unexplained wage differences by gender; and finally,
- rewarding companies with practices of equal pay.