Fair Treatment

Equal Pay

In accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, women have the right to equal pay for equal work and other related benefits with men. Under the Labour Act, every employee is entitled to equal remuneration for work of equal value. An employer is required to take necessary steps in order to guarantee remuneration for every employee for work of equal value. Any unilateral decision by the employee which contravenes the right to equal pay, is deemed to be null and void.

Source: §16.2 of the Constitution of South Sudan, 2011; §8 of the Labour Act, 2017


In accordance with the Constitution of South Sudan, all persons are equal before the law without discrimination on the basis of race, ethnic origin, color, sex, language, religious creed, political opinion, birth, locality or social status. According to the Labour Act, no person can discriminate, directly or indirectly, against an employee or job applicant in any work policy or practice. The prohibited grounds of discrimination enunciated in the Labour Act include race, tribe or place of origin, national extraction, colour, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, marital status, family responsibilities, age, religion, political opinion, disability, health and HIV/AIDS, or participation in a trade union.

Source: §14 of the Constitution of South Sudan, 2011; §6 of the Labour Act, 2017

Equal Choice of Profession

No restriction on women employment could be located. 

Regulations on Fair Treatment

  • Labour Act, 2017
  • Constitution of South Sudan, 2011