Jämställdhetsplaner: - ett värdefullt verktyg?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This paper is about employer’s obligation to establish plans for equality between the sexes and the practical use of these plans. The aim is to clarify what national and international law states about plans for equality between the sexes, and to examplify how plans for equality between the sexes is used in practice.
For this paper juricprudential metod with a social science perspective is used. Current law has been examined, but this paper also contains an empirical part consisting of interviews with two individuals from a municipality and a private company, and an examination of the two organizations’ plans for equality between the sexes.
Employers with over 25 workers owe to establish a plan for equality between the sexes. Plans for equality between the sexes is a part of employers’ obligation to work with active measures. The purpose of active measures is to accelerate and help drive forward an increase in efforts to combat discrimination.
Plans for equality between the sexes can be made in several ways depening on organization’s size and activity. The equality work should be targeted, but the law does not impose any requirements regarding distinct and measurable goals. A lack of distinct and measureable goals may result in less effictive equalitywork. Nor is there any requirements that employers have to implement the measures that has been written in the equalityplan.
The company’s plan is drawn up with vague goals and formulation. The plan seems more like a equality policy. The lack of concreteness may make it hard to make sure that their plan for equality between the sexes has contribute to increased equality in the organisation. The municipality’s more concret plan may make it easier, and shows an example where the equalityplan may have contributed a greater equality.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 41 p.
jämställdhetsplaner, jämställdhet, diskriminering
Law and Society
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-33456OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-33456DiVA: diva2:708977
Subject / course
Human Resource Management Programme, 180 credits