Issue brief

Towards Pay Equity: A Legal Review of Jordanian National Legislation

To respond to the need to better address the pay gap between women and men in the labour market in Jordan, the Jordanian National Steering Committee for Pay Equity (NSCPE) with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO) conducted a review of national legislation in 2013.

The review examines a wide range of Jordanian legal instruments, including the Constitution, the Labour Law (1996 and Interim Act No. 26 of 2010), Personal Status Law No. 36 (2010), the Civil Service Regulations (2007), the Temporary Social Security Law (2010), and the Trade Unions’ Law, among others.