EU Gender Equality Law for Legal Practitioners

Date: 23 October 2017

Time: 09:30

Duration: 2 days

Location: ERA Conference Centre, Metzer Allee 4, 54295 Trier, Germany

Cost: No seminar fee. Participation on selection. Selected participants will receive a significant contrib

Organiser: Academy of European law

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The seminar will provide participants with an overview of EU gender equality legislation as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the European Union in its large case law on this topic.

Key topics

  • Definition of key concepts (direct/indirect discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment);
  • Burden of proof;
  • Remedies and sanctions;
  • Positive action;
  • Pregnant workers and the reconciliation of work and family life;
  • Equal pay;
  • Equal treatment in access to goods and services.

Who should attend?

Participation is only open to legal practitioners (for example, from trade unions or employers’ associations, NGOs, labour inspectorates, equality bodies, etc.) from the EU and those candidate countries and EEA/EFTA countries which have decided to participate in the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme.

Application procedure

The number of places at the event is limited and participation is subject to a selection procedure. The application period starts around 3 months before the event. A detailed seminar programme as well as an application form, indicating a deadline for submitting the application, will then be available on this website. It will be possible to apply online for the event. A response will be given to every applicant shortly after the deadline.