Gender Equality Plan
Gender equality plans are regulated in the Equality Act. An employer which employs at least 30 employees has to prepare a gender equality plan and further the equality in accordance with the plan.
The gender equality plan may be produced as a separate plan or as a part of the personnel plan [126.96.36.199 Personnel Plan and Training Plans] or the action plan for occupational health and safety [188.8.131.52 Safety Action Plan]
The gender equality plan must include at least the following:
a report of the equality situation at a place of work and as a part of that a specification of position of women and men in various tasks and a survey of job evaluations and salaries of men and women and salary differences
planned actions for furthering the equality and achieving equal remuneration
an estimate of a realization and results of the earlier actions included in the equality plan.
The gender equality plan must be prepared biennially. However, it is possible to agree locally that the salary surveys will be made at three years intervals if the equality plan is otherwise prepared annually.
The gender equality plan must be drawn up together with the representatives of the employees.However, the equality plan has to be dealt with the cooperation procedure in accordance with the Act on Cooperation within Undertakings only if the plan is a part of the personnel plan.