Chapter 19

Equal Remuneration Legislation

Chapter Objectives

This chapter will enable students to:

  1. Explain the factors leading to the enactment of the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976, and its coverage
  2. Describe the provisions of the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976, relating to payment of equal remuneration and prohibition of discrimination in service matters
  3. Understand the penal clauses of the Act and provisions relating to its enforcement and disposal of claims and trial of offences
  4. Present an assessment of the effectiveness of the Act

Emphasis on Equality Between Sexes in Matters of Wages and Conditions of Employment

In almost all countries of the world, women workers have been paid lower wages in comparison to the wages of their male counterparts. ...

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