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New powers of enforcement for the Labour Inspectorate in employment matters

Gender equality, gender pay gap, parental leave, labour market participation

Date: 13 March 2018. Topics

Victims of gender based violence, protection of victims of harassment and sexual harassment, maternity, support for family caregivers

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

Criminal liability of a Mayor for refusal to register Roma children in elementary school

Persons with disability are hampered in their access to vote based on obsolete legislation

Date: 6 March 2018. Topics

Since 2013 the Government has promised to take radical steps in order to eliminate the gender pay gap. This has resulted in a tool to measure the gap which has been made publicly accessible to all employers

Date: 6 March 2018. Topics

Unsuccessful application for employment, despite relevant and applicable positive action measures for Roma

The Court of Appeals in Gdańsk has ordered the owner of a restaurant to pay 2.000,- PLZ (EUR 250) in damages, for discriminating a breastfeeding mother.

Federal Constitutional Court decision on gender identity

Date: 28 February 2018. Topics

Newly elected state parliament of North Rhine-Westfalia withdraws innovative quota regulation for the civil service

Date: 28 February 2018. Topics

Estonia ratified the Istanbul Convention on 20 September 2017

Court decision on equal opportunity commissioners

Date: 28 February 2018. Topics

New Act on Protection against Domestic Violence adopted and entered into force

Whether the subsidiary of the municipality discriminated against the LGBTQ Sport Club on the basis of its members’ sexual orientation and gender identity

Judgment by the Administrative High Court on less favourable treatment of an employee because of parental leave

Date: 5 February 2018. Topics

Ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention)

Whether the fact that no accessible online cash registers are available in the Hungarian market is a violation of the rights of those blind or visually impaired persons who would be required to use them in relation to the services or goods they offer

Date: 10 January 2018. Topics

Checking only a Roma passenger’s train ticket on the railroad platform amounts to discrimination

Dental clinic following guidelines from National Health and Welfare Board needing to defend their actions in an indirect discrimination proportionality test

The new Ombudsman rejects complaints for racial discrimination

Whether a psychosocial impairment constituted a disability

Assessing the risk of discrimination in access to housing of young people throughout the national territory in combination with multiple factors

Criminal Liability of Social Housing corporations’ collegial commissions of attribution

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

Scope of indemnification of the annulment of a dismissal based on discrimination on the ground of age

Date: 10 January 2018. Topics

A medical diagnosis is not necessary to establish that an employee has a disability at the time of dismissal

Date: 20 December 2017. Topics

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