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2.1 General aspects

This section deals with the main aspects to be considered when hiring workers in Spain.

In general, discrimination in hiring or in the workplace on the grounds of gender, marital status, age, race, social status, religion or political ideology, membership of a labor union or otherwise, or on basis of the different official languages in Spain is prohibited.

The minimum employment age is 16 years old and there are certain special rules applicable to the employment of persons under the age of 18 (who, for example, cannot work overtime or at night).