THE PAY TRANSPARENCY DIRECTIVE IN THE NORDIC LABOUR MARKETS
The present thesis aims to understand how the new Pay Transparency Directive will suit or fit the Nordic EU member states e.g., their labour markets and the tradition of collective agreements. The first section presents previous research and concludes that a research gap exists in relation to whether the Pay Transparency Directive suits the labour markets in the Nordic EU member states. The thesis will e.g., deal with similarities between and the regulation of the Nordic labour markets. It will furthermore deal with the gender pay gap and how it is constituted in Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. It will furthermore develop a typology of the different approaches to the pay gap. The legal part of the thesis will comprise a legal analysis of the Directive, its background, enforcement, and implementation. It will further present a case study from Denmark based on rulings from the Supreme Court and the High Courts. Finally, the legal part of the thesis concludes the state of the law on equal pay in Denmark followed by a conclusion.
Hertel, Caroline Amalie
Equal pay, Nordic labour markets, Pay Transparency Directive, collective agreements