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What are the rules for gender pay reporting in Romania?

Written by
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) largest boutique firm focusing on HR law.
In Romania, employers are not directly obliged to report gender pay differences.

There are no formal, regular gender pay gap reporting obligations in Romania, and under the principle of confidentiality that applies in employment relationships information on salary is generally protected from disclosure. 

Howeverthe principle of confidentiality does not protect salary information from disclosure to trade unions or employee representatives that represent the employee’s interestsIn addition, where an employee has brought a claim before the administrative authorities or a court of law, information regarding remuneration levels and related data (e.g. salary grids, statistics regarding salaries of employees in similar positions) may become subject to disclosure as pieces of evidence necessary for the analysis of employer’s compliance with equal pay principles (although data privacy requirements must be observed). Such information must also be disclosed in the context of inspections by the labour authorities. 

Moreover, if an employee makes an internal complaint regarding gender pay equality, the employer must immediately inform the public authorities responsible in this field; this process should also be covered in the employer’s internal policy on addressing such complaints.