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Council of State does not find minimum athletic requirements common for male and female candidates for the Police Schools to be indirectly discriminatory against female candidates

Publication date: 26 April 2021. Topics

Exclusion of female cleaners from the possibility to be transferred to another branch of a private bank resulted in the termination of their employment contract

Publication date: 26 April 2021. Topics

A survivor’s pension granted to unmarried daughters of deceased civil servants under more favourable conditions than those provided for unmarried sons

In response to the Greek #MeToo movement, the City of Athens unanimously adopted an action programme on the prevention and elimination of sexual harassment, including a public commitment to zero-tolerance

On 25 January 2021, the Constitutional Court resolved an appeal filed by a Roma woman who considered she had been discriminated against on grounds of ethnicity due to the fact she had been denied a widow’s pension on the death of her husband

Czechia adopted two new strategies regarding gender equality

Publication date: 26 April 2021. Topics

Minister of Education and Culture appeals district court judgment to invalidate ruling of Gender Equality Complaints Committee

Publication date: 26 April 2021. Topics

Annual report of the national equality body for 2020

How should courts distinguish between self-employed and employed status for the purposes of the coverage of the Equality Act 2010?

Whether requirements of face masks due to COVID-19 constitute discrimination

Following the adoption of a new Anti-discrimination Law, a new equality body is being set up

Following the adoption of a new Anti-discrimination Law, a new equality body is being set up

Access to counsel and redress for victims of discrimination

A new Article 22ter of the Constitution enshrines a right to full inclusion for people with disabilities 

Publication date: 1 April 2021. Topics

Equal access to social security rights during leave related to pregnancy and childbirth for employees and self-employed

Law proposal on more diversity in the top of business adopted by the Second Chamber (Lower House) of Parliament

Publication date: 25 March 2021. Topics

Judgment No. 1196/2020 of the Thessaloniki Court of Appeal for the first time acknowledges sexual harassment at work as a form of gender discrimination and applies the reversal of the burden of proof

In response to the Greek #MeToo movement and a campaign by Women’s NGOs, the Greek Government announced the ratification of the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention 190 and other legal measures for the elimination of gender-based violence and harassment

Further degradation of the ex-General Secretariat for Gender Equality undermines the implementation of substantive gender equality legislation and policies

Publication date: 25 March 2021. Topics

Survey on perception of Roma on discrimination

Positive policy of Ministry of Education in an attempt to ensure equality of opportunities for disadvantaged Muslim minority

Facilitation of persons with disabilities to have equal access to their social and economic activity

Danish law prohibiting discrimination due to disability does not involve an obligation to provide reasonable accommodation outside the labour market area

Publication date: 25 March 2021. Topics

Equal pay certification system an illusion

Publication date: 10 March 2021. Topics

Facilitation of persons with disabilities to have equal access to their social and economic activity

Danish law prohibiting discrimination due to disability does not involve an obligation to provide reasonable accommodation outside the labour market area

Publication date: 10 March 2021. Topics

Compulsory paternity leave – allocation of Funds supporting female entrepreneurship, women’s participation in the labour market, conciliation between private and working life and anti gender violence centres

No promotion due to absence on maternity leave

Maternity supplements to Social Security pensions

Publication date: 4 March 2021. Topics

The European Committee of Social Rights published its decision in the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH) and Inclusion Europe v. Belgium case and found that Belgium does not comply with the obligations under Articles 15 and 17 of the Revised European Social Charter

Publication date: 4 March 2021. Topics

The scope of this Bill is to incorporate all legislation dealing with equality in order to ensure legal certainty and elevate the principle of equality to a right in itself, making it applicable to all spheres of life. The Bill also implements the Twelfth Protocol to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms into national law

Upcoming report on ethnic and racial non-discrimination

Whether abolishing the Equal Treatment Authority and transferring its tasks to the Ombudsman decreases the level of protection against discrimination

Disproportionate negative impact of policy measures on education of Roma children from socially a disadvantaged environment in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Legality of the decision to remove alternative meals in school on the ground of secularity of the public service

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