LexGTDT Labour & Employment 2021 – Greece

LexGTDT Labour & Employment 2021 – Greece

Article/Chapter for Greece written by Rokas, published in the LexGTDT Labour & Employment 2021

Primary and secondary legislation

What are the main statutes and regulations relating to employment?

There is no labour law code; however, there are numerous legal statutes and regulations (the Constitution of Greece, laws, presidential decrees, ministerial decisions, etc).

Protected employee categories

Is there any law prohibiting discrimination or harassment in employment? If so, what categories are regulated under the law?

These are:
• The Constitution of Greece (article 22, paragraph 1) on the application of the principle of equal remuneration for work of equal value, regardless of gender or other discrimination.
• Law No. 3896/2010 concerning the application of the principle of equal opportunities and treatment of men and women in terms of employment (adapting national legislation to Directive 2006/54/ EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006 on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and
equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation); and
• Law No. 4443/2016 on the transposition of Directive 2000/43/EC implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin, as well as the transposition of Directive 2000/78/EC establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation and Directive 2014/54/ EU on measures facilitating the exercise of rights conferred on workers in the context of freedom of movement for workers.

The categories regulated under the law are gender, racial or ethnic origin, religious or other beliefs, disability, age and sexual orientation, chronic illness, descent, family or social status, and gender identity or characteristics.

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