Statistically speaking, women work 68 days for free this year. You can find out here which steps companies (must) take to close the gender pay gap and why men often earn more.
October 25, 2021 was this year's Equal Pay Day. This means that from this point in time women in Austria work for free from a statistical point of view. Calculated over the year, this means that they go to work for 68 days without getting paid. Women in Austria earn an average of 18.5 percent less than men. It is also worrying that we are in last place in a European comparison, together with Germany and the Czech Republic. Incidentally, that is calculated over a whole working life half a million euros that women earn less, simply because they are women.
Theresa Kamp and Patrick O. Kainz from our legal duo Law & Beyond explain the steps that companies in Austria have to take so that the gender pay gap can be closed. Unfortunately, women know due to lack of wage transparency often not even that they earn less than their male colleagues. In the video you will also learn which arguments companies use to pay men more salaries - and why these are not allowed at all according to the Supreme Court.