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In Poland there is neither an internet portal nor an institution for employers responsible for monitoring the legislation process of regulations that determine the rules for business activity. At present employers  learn about changes in the law mainly from mass media or simply through the grapevine, usually with delay.



Parities will not solve the problems of women on the labour market


The European Commission proposes to introduce regulations concerning the parities for women being active in business. According to the Employers of Poland, this will not solve the problems of women on the labour market.


From 2015, the boards of companies should compulsory consist of up to 30 percent of female members, and from 2020 - 40 percent. However, according to the Employers of Poland, it is the measures aimed at enhancing the occupational activity of women and at helping reconcile work with raising children that are more important than parities. – It is only the qualifications, expertise and skills of the individual, not the gender that should decide on the selection of employees. In addition, top-down imposed solutions interfere with the autonomy of the enterprise – remind the experts. Another threat is the fact of filling the senior posts with women who do not have the appropriate competence.


It is worth emphasizing that the representation of women in business governing bodies in our country is very decent, as shown in the Deloitte report “Women in the boardroom : A global perspective.”

It shows that women on the boards of companies represent 12.2 percent. In this respect, we are ahead of Germany (10.5 percent), France (9.5 percent) and Belgium (6.8 percent). Interestingly, the same result as in Poland was reported in the USA.