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Annual reports providing statistics on discrimination cases reported and findings of discrimination

An administrative fine of EUR 50 000 imposed by the National Council for Radio and Television to a TV channel for gender discrimination and stereotyping

Publication date: 4 May 2022. Topics

The Council of State found requirements for the grant of a right to parental leave for newly appointed schoolteachers to be in breach of Directive’s 2010/18/EU prohibition of length of service qualifications exceeding the one year limit

New provisions of the Penal Code on rape, sexual harassment, human trafficking and sexual exploitation of the prostitution of others

The High Court of Justice of Andalusia has found that the failure of a company to reduce the salary of a worker close to the age of retirement does not constitute discrimination on grounds of age

Publication date: 26 April 2022. Topics

Extension of the scope of protection against discrimination in the field of supply of and access to goods and services

The provision of the Law on Employment restricted older people from volunteering

Publication date: 20 April 2022. Topics

During the COVID-19 control process, a trans person’s statement of their gender identity should be accepted regardless of the fact that their documents have not been submitted in the process of legal recognition of gender identity

Publication date: 13 April 2022. Topics

Discrimination in the field of Employment against LGBT+ people who entered or had entered in a civil union

The Supreme Court has annulled the age limits imposed on non-commissioned officers who, by promotion, wish to join the officer ranks of the General Corps and the Marine Corps

Publication date: 13 April 2022. Topics

The County Court confirmed that age discrimination took place in a case of a sports referee in the first strategic litigation case in which the Advocate of the Principle of Equality represented a client

Publication date: 13 April 2022. Topics

Sexual Harassment and Harassment at Work

Publication date: 6 April 2022. Topics

Decision from the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Tribunal concerning access to goods and services and transgender

The National Strategy on Gender Equality (2021-2030), on the Development of Business and Investments (2021-2027) and on Education (2021-2026); the National Agenda on Children’s Rights (2021-2026) and the National Action Plan of the Strategy on the Control of small and light weapons, ammunition and explosives (2019-2024)

Publication date: 28 March 2022. Topics

Compulsory Paternity Leave – Women’s participation in the labour market – Gender and Domestic Violence

Right of Local Bar to impose dress codes to lawyers limiting freedom of expression and freedom of religion

Extent of the obligation of reasonable accommodation of the employer in matters related to religious freedom

New bill on protection against age discrimination in recruitment

Publication date: 21 February 2022. Topics

Launch of National Action Plan against antisemitism. Decision to draw up a National Action Plan against Racism

The requirement of a physical height of at least 1.65m for female candidates opposed to 1.70m for male candidates for entry to the Port Police constitutes an indirect discrimination on the grounds of sex

Publication date: 21 February 2022. Topics

Wearing of a face mask as a requirement for obtaining goods and services

Decision from the Equality Tribunal concerning access to goods and services and ICT

The requirement of a physical height of at least 1.70m, whatever the sex of the candidates, for entry to the police school constitutes an indirect discrimination on the grounds of sex

Dismissal of a cleaner by a Municipality considered by Ombudsman as violation of the equal treatment legislation on the ground of age

Publication date: 15 February 2022. Topics

The adoption of the National Action Plan for LGBTI+ persons, 2021-2027

Permanent ban on blood donation by men who have had sex with men found to be discriminatory based on sexual orientation and gender

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