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Clifford Chance

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More female managers through gender quota legislation

17 April 2015

On 27 March 2015, German Parliament passed the Equal participation of women and men in leadership positions in the private and public sectors Act (Gesetz für die gleichberechtigte Teilhabe von Frauen und Männern an Führungspositionen in der Privatwirtschaft und im öffentlichen Dienst). The companies affected now face several issues, first and foremost whether the quota applies to them and the consequences they face if they fail to meet the quota.

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