Case studies

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Till 2007 women earned up to 300 € less at the logistics company Süderelbe, although they did the same work. Women were paid by their employer according to the employee collective agreement and men according to the much higher wage agreement. In 2007, the council has made use of its collective right of action which is established by AGG- according to § 17 II AGG and has filed a lawsuit against the discrimination charge. Only when major customers of the Süderelbe logistics signalled that they would not like to be associated with such practices, the company agreed to a court settlement. Today, all employees are paid the same wage regardless of gender.

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