Equality and non-discrimination are prerequisites for individual development and are therefore fundamental values in building democratic, just and inclusive societies.

And one of the most important areas in which these conditions must be ensured is employment.

Decent, socially useful work is not only a constitutional right; it is also a decisive factor in personal fulfillment and quality of life.

Unfortunately there are still unacceptable barriers that prevent Mexicans from exercising their right to a decent job.

The new Mexican Fair Employment and Non-Discrimination Law promotes respect and the inclusion of vulnerable groups while facilitating women’s access to the labor market.

This rule seeks to ensure equal pay for equal work for women and men; protects mothers’ rights, promotes paternity leave and encourages flexible schedules to facilitate family life.

The government has therefore invited companies and workplaces to adopt and implement these high labor standards.