Fair Treatment

Equal Pay

The principle of equal remuneration for equal work is recognized by the Labour Proclamation and women can't be discriminated against, in matters of remuneration, on the grounds of sex. Constitution supports women's right to equal pay for equal work.

Source: § 42(1)(D) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 1994; §14(1b) & 87(1) of the Labour Proclamation No. 377/2003 (amended by Proc. No. 466/2005 & Proc. No. 494/2006)

Non-Discrimination

In accordance with the Ethiopian Constitution, all persons are equal before law and there can't be any discrimination on the grounds of race, nation, nationality, or other social origin, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, property, birth or other status (Art. 25). The Right to Employment of Persons with Disabilities Proclamation prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of disability (Art.4).

The law prohibits antiunion discrimination by employers and provides for reinstatement for workers fired for union activity. It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate between workers on the basis of nationality, sex, religion, political outlook or any other conditions. It is not legitimate to terminate a worker on the ground of his nationality, sex, religion, political outlook, marital status, race, colour, family responsibility, pregnancy, lineage line & descendents.

Source: §25 of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 1994; §14 & 26 of the Labour Proclamation No. 377/2003 (amended by Proc. No. 466/2005 & Proc. No. 494/2006)

Equal Choice of Profession

Women can't work in the same industries as men, especially the work that is arduous or harmful to their health. On the other hand, the Ethiopian Constitution says that "every Ethiopian has the right to choose his or her means of livelihood, occupation and profession".

Source: §41 of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 1994; §87(2) of the Labour Proclamation No. 377/2003 (amended by Proc. No. 466/2005 & Proc. No. 494/2006)

Regulations on Fair Treatment

  • Labour Proclamation No.377/2003 / የአሰሪና ሰራተኛ ዓዋጅ ቁ. 377/2003
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