The changes to the employment regulations made by Royal Decree Law 6/2019 of March 1st focus on measures fostering equal treatment and opportunities between men and women in employment and occupation.
Therefore, equality plans will be mandatory for companies.
Companies with over 50 workers in any sector. They must have an equality plan during the transitional period of 3 years, starting from March 7th 2019.
The lack of an equality plan can lead to economic penalties with fines of up to €225,018 or the loss of grants, allowances and, in general, benefits from applying the employment programmes.
Depending on the number of employees, the following transitional periods apply for companies for the approval of Equality Plans:
If your company has over 50 workers and you do not yet have an equality plan, let our employment lawyers advise you.