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Social insurance

Women not compensated for work related injuries

Published onsdag 19 januari 2011 kl 11.29

Despite a reform meant to make it easier for women to get compensation for work related injuries, women are still treated unfairly, according to a new report. Union magazine TCO-tidnigen writes that it is still twice as hard for women to get their claims approved by the Social Insurance Administration.

To change the situation the administration needs to change their attitude and that doesn't happen over night, said researcher Svend Erik Mathiassen.

Joakim Jarnryd, at the Insurance Administration, agrees that everyone should be treated the same, and adds that it is unfortunate that the change is so slow.

One reason why women are less likely to get compensation could be because the often suffer from problems that are difficult to connect to the work that they do, he added.

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