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Monitoring of discrimination cases concerning public sector on behlaf of the competent Equality Body

Whether the request of a client that an IT engineer intervening on site dress in a neutral manner and remove an Islamic veil can be held to be a genuine and determining occupational requirement 

The main French trade unions have challenged the admissibility of the candidacy to the professional elections of the National Corsican Trade Union because it promotes the ‘corsicanisation’ of hiring in Corsica 

The Ombudsman in her capacity as independent mechanism for monitoring the implementation of the CRPD found that a legislative provision requiring ‘full capacity’ as a precondition for naturalization violates the CRPD

Ireland’s indigenous Travelling community has been recognised by the government as an ethnic minority 

UNAR’s Financing activities and Responsibilities of its Director 

Conference on Equality and the future employment market

Company must accept that a Muslim woman use the hijab in positions of attention to the public

Temporary incapacity for work can be considered as disability, as a ‘long-term’ limitation at the time of the allegedly discriminatory act

Legislative changes to reduce the period of parental leave for parents coming to Sweden with older children

Date: 7 March 2017. Topics

Effectiveness of sanctions/ lack of compensation when age-discrimination has been established in a previous Supreme Court judgment

Date: 7 March 2017. Topics

Man discriminated against in applying for job

Date: 14 February 2017. Topics

Government White paper on the rights of people with cognitive disabilities - NOU 2016:17 På lik linje – åtte løft for å realisere grunnleggende rettigheter for personer med utviklingshemming (“On equal footing – 8 boosts to realize basic rights for people with cognitive disabilities”) sent on public hearing

Date: 14 February 2017. Topics

Almost ten years after establishing the paternity leave from first time Spain extends it from 13 days to four weeks

The Conformity to the prohibition of discrimination based on origin of the constitution of police controls based on orders of the public prosecutor to control illegal immigrants 

Public polemics and protest of mothers of three and more children against the Government’s decision to reduce the pensions, according to the adopted budget for 2017, and constitutionality of such a decision

Date: 14 February 2017. Topics

Various provisions relating to the promotion of equality and improvement of the overall legal regime of protection against discrimination

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

Date: 6 February 2017. Topics

Following the adoption of the new protection against Discrimination Act a new equality body has been set up in Slovenia 

Allegations of unlawful actions by the President of the equality body arise, including abuse of competences, in reactions by CSOs non-discrimination network and an equality body Commissioner; Discrimination based on sexual orientation

Awareness raising & cooperation on stopping the violence against women

Date: 1 February 2017. Topics

The funding of childcare expenses and compulsory paternity leave

Date: 1 February 2017. Topics

Legislative proposal implementing Istanbul Convention 

Date: 1 February 2017. Topics

Prohibition of desegregation in primary and secondary education on grounds of ethnic origin, mother tongue, disability and / or special educational needs, socio-economic status of the families, residence environment or educational achievement of the beneficiaries

Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal considered that differential treatment of same sex female couples in assisted reproductive treatment provided by public health-care services is direct discrimination because of sexual orientation and therefore prohibited by Non-Discrimination Act

Whether school can exempt its responsibility under the Equal Treatment Act by referring to the intention to protect child from harassment and whether refusal on this basis amounts to a violation of inherent personal rights

Whether a mayor’s open letter to local residents to refrain from selling their real estates to non-local Roma people, amounts to harassment under the relevant Hungarian legislation  

The Law reinstating the prior retirement age scheme of 65 for men and 60 for women, adopted by the lower chamber of the Parliament

The new benefit for mothers of disabled children who resigned of abortion, as an excuse for introduction later on of the further restriction of abortion law 

Danish Supreme Court rules in Ajos-case that the unwritten EU principle prohibiting age discrimination does not take precedence over Danish law 

Date: 18 January 2017. Topics

Whether diabetes and sequelae to diabetes constitute a disability

The employer is found to be liable for discrimination by failing to impose satisfactory disciplinary measures against an employee who had posted discriminatory comments on Facebook against the complainant.

Date: 18 January 2017. Topics

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