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

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

Date: 14 April 2016. Topics

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

Date: 14 April 2016. Topics

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

Date: 14 April 2016. Topics

Whether the failure of a municipality to adequately plan and prepare the winding up of a segregated Roma neighbourhood (and thus creating the threat of homelessness among the concerned families) amounts to discrimination

The Constitutional Court clarified some aspects of proving discrimination in civil proceedings, with particular focus on the requirements stemming from the concept of shift in burden of proof 

Delay on accession to Istanbul Convention and other policy developments restricting women’s rights 

Greek legislation creates no rights for life partners and limited rights for spouses of the self-employed in matters of employment and social security

The Head of the Fire Corps rejected the request of a pregnant candidate to take the athletic tests for admission to the Fire Corps after her pregnancy

Date: 4 April 2016. Topics

The Court accepted an application from a disabled claimant aged 65+ for the judicial review of an administrative decision which rejected his application for a disability benefit on account of an age restriction contained in the grant scheme

Lower court, which on 29 December 2015 had ordered the Turkish Football Federation to pay civil damages to a gay referee banned from his profession on the ground of his sexual orientation, publishes its judgment

The appointment of new members of the equality body by Parliament raises worry over politization and independence

Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal prohibited the Public employment and business authorities to continue discriminating a student who had applied for the unemployment benefit to finance her studies. The tribunal also ordered the authority to take reasonable accommodation measures for the student

A design school was convicted for discrimination prohibited in the Penal Code for the discrimination of a deaf student and awarded compensation according to the Non-Discrimination 

Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal prohibited a bank to discriminate a blind customer by denying her the entry passwords needed to use the bank account electronically. The Tribunal imposed a conditional fine of EUR 50,000 in order to enforce compliance with its injunction

 

New family benefit law discriminatory for families with one child, in particular single mothers 

Date: 21 March 2016. Topics

The funding of care expenses, paternity leave, and the remuneration of compulsory maternity leave

Date: 21 March 2016. Topics

The active population survey shows that the decline in unemployment has been much higher for men than for women 

Conditions for the access to occupational social security pensions; periods spent on pregnancy, maternity and child-care leaves

Equal treatment in systems of social security, and equal actuarial factors for men and women

Law pertaining to civil partnerships passed by the Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus

Date: 14 March 2016. Topics

Gender equality in statutory social security

Date: 14 March 2016. Topics

State of affairs 01 January 2015

Date: 8 March 2016. Topics

Judgment by the Dutch Supreme Court on the reduction of the survivor’s pension of widows of a partner more than ten years older 

Gender equality in statutory social security and remuneration

Discriminatory working conditions against Roma for the position of raspberry harvester 

Supreme court found public statement ruling out the recruitment of gay footballers discriminatory 

Attempt to form a study committee for analysing gender equality problems 

New Government appointed new Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment changing its mandate; problems with the budget of the Ombud – Polish Equality Body during the parliamentary procedure 

The Czech government proposes to introduce paternity benefit under the sickness insurance scheme

Constitutional Court putting the practice of lower courts regarding the shift of burden of proof into question

Statutory discrimination on the ground of nationality, i.e. indirect discrimination on the ground of origin, throughout plaintiffs’ career

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