One year after introducing the so-called ‘Family 500 Plus’ law has confirmed objections regarding its discriminatory character towards families with one child, in particular single mothers.
The conviction was issued in a prescriptive judgment sentencing the lowest possible fine of PLN 20 (approx. EUR 4). The court did not take into account the possibility of sex-related discrimination in access to services.
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
Limitation of the scope of general prohibition to employ women for works particularly burdensome and detrimental for their health, to the pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.
Elimination of potential discrimination in criminal law
New family benefit law discriminatory for families with one child, in particular single mothers
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
Labour law protection of pregnant women against dismissal does not apply to religion teachers if the bishop decides so
Discrimination by association. Security guard fired for taking part in the equality parade in his private time
On September 22nd, after public consultations and selection from the long list of proposals, Ombud has announced 6 anti-discrimination research topics for the years 2016-2017
For the first time Ombud appoints a deputy responsible only for equality issues
Extension of the entitlement of fathers to child birth related leaves; In the case of self-employed persons changing the the prerequisites to receive chid related benefits