Gender Equality Act
On equal treatment in matters of employment and occupations regardless of gender, the Gender Equality Act (GEA; in force since 1996) is particularly relevant, with the “aim of furthering true equality between women and men” (Art. 1 GEA). In reality, there are still significant gaps in gender equality. With the 2020 revision (the first since the GEA came into force), employers with 100 or more employees will be obliged to conduct a pay equity analysis within one year. The aim, as the Federal Office for Gender Equality writes, is to enforce the constitutional right to equal pay for work of equal value.