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Equal Pay

The Constitution of Uganda, 1995 recognizes the right to equal pay for work of equal value. In accordance with section 6 of the Employment Act, every worker should receive equal pay for work of equal value.

Source: § 40 of the Constitution of Uganda 1995 (revised in 2005), § 6 of the Employment Act 2006

Non-Discrimination

In accordance with article 21 of the Constitution of Uganda, all human being are equal before the law and no person can be discriminated against on any ground including sex, race, colour, ethnic origin, tribe, birth, creed or religion, social or economic standing, political opinion or disability.

The Employment Act also prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, colour, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin, the HIV status or disability. Any distinction, exclusion or preference in respect of a particular job based on the inherent requirements of that particular job is not however be deemed to be discrimination.

The Labour Unions Act prohibits anti unions discrimination.

Source: §21 of the Constitution of Uganda 1995 (revised in 2005); §6 of the Employment Act 2006; § 4(c) of the Labour Union Act

Equal Choice of Profession

Women can work in the same industries as men. No restrictions could be located in laws. In accordance with article 40 of the Constitution, "every person in Uganda has the right to practise his or her profession and to carry on any lawful occupation, trade or business".

Source: § 40 of the Constitution of Uganda 1995 (revised in 2005)

Regulations on Fair Treatment

  • The Employment Act, 2006
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