Equal treatment between women and men in the workplace means that the employer must respect several principles:
Prohibitions of discrimination in recruitment, any differentiation in terms of remuneration and career development, obligations towards employee representatives (provision of information relating to professional equality based on economic and social data, negotiation), information about salaries and candidates for recruiting and implementation of the measures to prevent sexual harassment in the company.
Civil and criminal remedies and sanctions are foreseen in the event of non-compliance with gender equality.
Companies with at least 50 employees are also subject to penalties payable by the employer. These penalties are implemented when the Companies are not covered by an agreement or, failing this, by a plan of action relating to professional equality. Also under the conditions set by the law of September 5, 2018 and the decree of January 8, 2019, when they have not published their "Equality Index" or when they have not implemented the measures to eliminate the inequalities in salary between women and men.