CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo updates

How to reduce absenteeism
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo
  • Employment & Benefits
  • Spain
  • July 18 2018

Absenteeism costs Spanish companies approximately €77 billion a year and has become such a pressing issue that the Ministry of Finance has announced measures to combat it in the public sector. Companies must be proactive in implementing measures and controls to reduce absenteeism in order to raise employee awareness of such impact and enable them to avoid the implementation of coercive measures.

Moving towards equal pay for men and women at work
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo
  • Employment & Benefits
  • Spain
  • April 25 2018

A recent judgment of the Andalusia High Court is the first decision in Spain to expressly declare that women and men are entitled to receive the same salary when performing similar functions and responsibilities, unless the company provides objective grounds, unrelated to gender, to justify the salary inequalities. It is advisable for companies to review their salary policies in order to identify employee remunerations that could be considered discriminatory.

Hidden cameras as evidence for dismissal?
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo
  • Employment & Benefits
  • Spain
  • February 21 2018

The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that the installation of hidden surveillance cameras by a Spanish company without informing its employees infringed Article 8 of the Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (employees' right to respect for privacy and human dignity). This ruling serves as a reminder that before installing hidden surveillance cameras, companies must analyse all of the applicable circumstances.

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