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European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination

Denmark

Country report Gender equality: How are EU rules transposed into national law?

Date: 18 November 2016. Topics

The extent of the employer’s obligation to provide reduced working hours as a reasonable accommodation 

A medical diagnosis is necessary to establish that an employee has a disability at the time of dismissal

Does it constitute discrimination to reject a job applicant for a position as an organ player in a church due to lack of Danish language skills?

State of affairs 01 January 2016

Date: 4 October 2016. Topics

Does the use of the words “Negro” and “American” by a public social worker constitute discrimination? 

The extent of the employer’s obligation to provide reasonable accommodation 

Can obesity be deemed to be a disability covered by the Act on Prohibition of Discrimination in the Labour Market etc. 

Did the dismissal of a woman because of long absence from her job constitute indirect discrimination because of her son’s disability? 

From January 1, 2016 the Board of Equal Treatment can only deal with complaints from persons with a legal interest in the case 

Date: 3 February 2016. Topics

Use of statistics to document age discrimination in a case of dismissal

Date: 3 February 2016. Topics

Occupational pension scheme and possible age discrimination: pension contributions increasing with age

Date: 3 December 2015. Topics

1. Definition of disability

2. Reasonable accommodation

3. Conditions for applying a Danish provision entitling dismissals with a shorter notice period because of sickness related absence 

 

A small firm’s “softened” obligation to establish reasonable accommodation

1. Definition of disability.

2. Obligation to establish reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities.

3. Whether a national provision entitling a dismissal with a shorter notice period because of sickness related absence is in conflict the Directive 2000/78.

The burden is on the employer to prove that reasonable accommodation imposes a disproportionate burden

A doctor’s view on the duration of an illness is very important when establishing whether an illness constitutes a disability

Date: 4 August 2015. Topics

Change of employment conditions by the employer constitutes a dismissal. The burden of proof with regard to reasonable accommodation is on the employer.

Date: 4 August 2015. Topics

Does the Danish Act on Unemployment Insurance violate the Employment Directive (2000/78/EC)?

Date: 6 March 2015. Topics

Use of statistics to document age discrimination in a case of dismissal

Date: 6 March 2015. Topics
From January 1, 2016 employers are no longer allowed to decide that an appointment automatically ends when an employee turns 70 years of age.
Definition of disability and reasonable accommodation for a person with colour blindness.
Date: 17 February 2015. Topics

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