Wage inequalities: female employees can request the payslips of their male colleagues
In a judgment of March 8, 2023, the Social Chamber of the Court of Cassation confirms that to prove unequal pay, a woman can legitimately ask her employer for the payslips of men occupying positions comparable to hers.
The Court of Cassation considered that the communication of these payslips was indispensable for the exercise of the right to evidence and proportionate to the aim pursuednamely “the defense of the employee’s legitimate interest in equal treatment between men and women in matters of employment and work”.
The bulletins communicated must protect the personal data of the men concerned. Nevertheless, mentions may appear such as the surnames and first names, the conventional classification, the detailed monthly remuneration and the total gross remuneration accumulated per calendar year.
Promoted women divorce more than men in the same situation
Women appointed to head a company with more than 100 employees are twice as likely (badly) to end their marriage as men in the same position. “Getting promoted to a high-level position leads to a large increase in the probability of divorce for women, but not for men,” explains the two Swedish researchers Olle Folke and Johanna Rickne, based on 30 years of detailed studies. . And this, at work but also in politics.
More diversity on boards of directors
After a year 2021 marked by a decline in gender diversity on boards of directors, new directors show an increasing proportion of women in France and in Europe according to a study by Heidrick & Struggles. Thus, the appointments of women administrators are in the majority in France, with 52% of the seats (vs. 49% on the whole of the European panel), against 43% the previous year. This is undoubtedly partly explained by the advent of a new European directive in 2022, providing that at least 40% of non-executive director positions or 33% of all management positions must be occupied by people from the under-represented sex by 2026, on pain of financial penalties. But also by the pioneering nature of France on the subject with the Copé-Zimmermann law.
Sexism at work, results to follow
On June 15, we are impatiently awaiting (and a little feverishly all the same) the results of the 2023 barometer on ordinary sexism at work, which will be unveiled by the #StOpE collective.
Menstrual leave: two bills under discussion
After Spain, will France include menstrual leave in the Labor Code? In any case, this is the meaning of two bills tabled by Génération.s and EELV deputies in the National Assembly. The texts provide for employees and agents of the public service, victims endometriosis or painful menstruation, 13 days leave per year. No waiting day and subject to the presentation of a medical certificate. To be continued !
The recovery after maternity leave, we talk about it
It was during her second maternity leave that Thi Nhu An Pham launched the podcast La Reprise to lift the taboos on this famous return to work after maternity. Since then, it has become an eponymous book (Payot editions), in bookstores since May 24. In an interview with Cadremploi, the author insists on the case of female executives and gives advice to companies that would like to improve returns from maternity leave, in particular by creating specific reintegration processes.
“Gender washing” discourages women from accessing responsibilities
Because they are not fooled and they know that sometimes they are appointed to look pretty but without necessarily having the free rein to succeed, nor the means, women no longer necessarily fight to reach top management. Or leave it. “A large majority of the women with whom I spoke identify a shift, a form of “gender washing” to which they do not want to lend themselves.
Like the younger generations, they carry out the necessary checks on the position offered to them, ensure that they will have the room for maneuver and the resources essential to occupy it effectively, and set their conditions. They have rubbed shoulders with power, they know what to expect. It should be noted that they rarely have a taste for power for power’s sake, but rather seek an ability to act”, emphasizes Viviane deBeaufortprofessor at Essec Business School and founder of the Women Board Ready program.
A general manager not yet in office and already in the sights
It’s on September 1st thatAgathe Monpays will take over the general management of Leroy Merlin France and his name has already caused a lot of ink to flow. First of all, she’s a woman and therefore inevitably for the haters, it’s always suspicious to entrust the reins of a box to the
female population. Then, she is young: 28 years old. Would the group have fallen on the head? And icing on the cake, she would be part of the Mulliez family, owner of Leroy Merlin. Impliedly, she should not be appointed until she is born. Except that in fact, Agathe Monpays is indeed a Mulliez baby … without being part of the family. She just spent her whole young career in the band. Too bad (and heartbreaking) so many suspicions!
Podcast: How is male dominance made at work?
In the podcast zero comma, we listen attentively to the sociologist Haude Rivoal on the way in which male domination is created at work. An insidious domination. In particular through women’s speaking time, because they are constantly interrupted… She also evokes “a form of contemporary obsession for the ’empowerment’ of women” who organize themselves into networks, in their companies and outside but that we train to become “men like the others”.
Comex switch: appointments of women leaders in May 2023
- Louisa Reziga is appointed HRD of the ANAVEO Group
- Nina Derai becomes president of Nomen International
- Best Western has recruited Laëtitia Thiel (ex-Camaieu) as Deputy General Manager in charge of communication, digital and customer experience.
- Anne-Catherine Péchinot took over as head of the Easy Cash brand.