In Iceland it is illegal to pay less the women than men
Companies with more than 25 employees will need to obtain certification from an external auditor, to demonstrate fair payments for the same position and functions.
A new law in Iceland has established that paying the women less than men has become illegal. The provision makes effective the legislative novelty introduced in 2018. Companies with more than 25 employees from now on will have to obtain a certification from an external auditor to demonstrate fair payments, with the same position and functions.
ICELAND GUIDES THE STRUGGLE FOR THE ECONOMIC DIVARIUS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN
In this way the Icelandic government confirms itself as one of the most advanced in the world in terms of combating the economic gap between males and females. Dagni Osk Aradottir Pind, one of the leaders of the Icelandic women’s human rights organization, commented: “Legislation remains a basic mechanism that organizations and corporate structures must observe to evaluate the work. A mechanism to guarantee a path of equality ». The provision had bipartisan support in parliament: it was in fact voted by both the center-right holding the majority and the oppositions.
MANY BENEFIT FOR THE FEMALE POPULATION
For the past 10 years, Iceland has been at the top of the Global Gender Gap of the World Economic Forum. It has not only given the world the first democratically elected president and the first openly lesbian prime minister, but has also approved many avant-garde laws to help women: from a generous leave for fathers to the closure of strip bars, as well as a ban on advertising sexist and prostitution.