Do constitutions guarantee the right to equal pay for equal work based on religion?



 

This map tells us whether nations include measures to protect the right to equal pay for equal work based on religion in their constitution.

Only constitutional provisions are included in this map. Legislative protections are not shown here. Read more about why constitutions matter.

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  • The right to equal pay for equal work is considered to be protected based on religion when it is explicitly granted on this basis or when it is granted as a right to all citizens and the constitution states that members of all religious groups enjoy rights on an equal basis.
  • No means that the constitution does not explicitly mention the right to equal pay for equal work based on religion. This does not mean that the constitution denies this right, but that it does not explicitly include it.
  • General guarantee means that the right to equal pay for equal work is guaranteed for all citizens, but not specifically on the basis of religion.
  • Aspirational means that the constitution protects the right to equal pay for equal work based on religion but does not use language strong enough to be considered a guarantee. For example, constitutions in this category might state that the country aims to protect the right to equal pay for equal work based on religion.
  • Guaranteed with exceptions includes cases where the constitution protects the general right, but allows this protection to be curtailed in certain circumstances. For example, a constitution may have a provision allowing laws to restrict certain rights, including the right to equal pay for equal work, in order to achieve the fundamental principles to which the constitution aspires. This category does not apply to this map as there are no countries that have exceptions to protection of the right to equal pay for equal work based on religion.
  • Guaranteed means that the constitution protects the right to equal pay for equal work based on religion in authoritative language. For example, constitutions in this category might guarantee the right to equal pay for equal work based on religion or make it the State’s responsibility to ensure this right.