The Medal of Merit in Labour ( es, Medalla al Mérito en el Trabajo) is a civil medal awarded in Spain by the
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in its gold category and by the
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in its silver and bronze categories to individuals or institutions excelling in a useful and exemplary conduct in the performance of any job, profession, or service usually exercised; or in compensation for damages and suffering suffered in the fulfillment of that professional duty.


* Gold Medal: Awarded by the Council of Ministers, equivalent to a
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, its laureates receive the style of '' Excelentísimo Señor'' (male) or ''Excelentísima Señora'' (female). * Silver Medal: Awarded by the Ministry of Labour, equivalent to a
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, its laureates receive the style of '' Ilustrísimo Señor'' (male) or ''Ilustrísima Señora'' (female). * Bronze Medal: Awarded by the Ministry of Labour, equivalent to a Knight/Dame, its laureates do not receive any style.


{{Reflist Orders, decorations, and medals of Spain