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Name: Law amending several Laws to guarantee equal opportunity and treatment between men and women in employment. (1997, No. 92).
Country: Japan
Subject(s): Equality of opportunity and treatment
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1997-06-18
Entry into force:
Published on: Kampo Gogai, 1997-06-18, Vol. 1/2, No. 121, pp. 30-33
ISN: JPN-1997-L-48529
Bibliography: Kampo Gogai, 1997-06-18, Vol. 1/2, No. 121, pp. 30-33
Abstract/Citation: Amends the Act Respecting the Improvement of the Welfare of Women Workers, including the Guarantee of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment [Act No. 113 of 1972]. The amended text prohibits discrimination against female workers by employers in recruitment, assignment and promotion; sets forth the proper manner in which to address female workers; and establishes the Government's responsibility to provide assistance to employers taking positive measures to enhance female workers' abilities. Amends the Labour Standards Act [Act No. 49 of 1947] by abolishing the restrictions regarding overtime work and nightwork by female workers, and improving measures to protect family responsibilities and maternity.
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