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Law No. 60/2018 of 21 August 2018 for the promotion of equal pay of men and women

Code of Practice for the prevention of sexual harassment and harassment in employment & Code of practice for combating of sexual harassment and harassment in employment in public sector

Date: 13 November 2018. Topics

Improving the coordination between the right to leave for the care of disabled people and the right to compulsory maternity leave

Date: 13 November 2018. Topics

Draft law amending the Gender Equality Act and related legal acts

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

Risk of shutting down of NGOs providing services to vulnerable groups due to restrictive anti-money laundering provisions

Court finds that Courts in the Republic of Cyprus have no jurisdiction to try disputes between members of the Turkish Community

Law of 10 August 2018 opens the gender marker change process by a declaration of intimate and stable conviction

Publication of manuals for politicians, judges, and local and regional gender equality commissions in the field of gender mainstreaming and promotion of gender equality

Date: 8 November 2018. Topics

The new law on higher education provides that female and male scientists are subjected to general provisions on the differentiation of retirement age, meaning that women shall retire at the age of 60, while men retire at the age of 65.

Preparation of the new National Gender Equality Policy

Date: 8 November 2018. Topics

Different levels of benefit for maternity and adoption leave

Law 6/2018, of 3 July 2018 (Final Disposition 38) has extended the paternity leave from four weeks to five weeks and has allowed the possibility to take the paternity leave in two parts.

New bills to prevent and dismantle ghettos and parallel societies in Denmark

Royal Decree 950/2018, of 27 July 2018, has applied the judgment of the CJEU of 9 November 2017, C-98/15 (Espadas Recio Case) and has, accordingly, modified the social security legislation so part-time workers have the right to the unemployment benefit taking into consideration the days that they have contributed to the social security system, and not only the days that they have effectively worked.

Fixed-term contracts for the young unemployed

Indirect discrimination / Obligations of public prosecutor offices when assessing discriminatory impact of municipal binding regulations

On 30 August, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination published Concluding Observations on the combined report by Latvia. The observations pay special attention to the collection of statistics, NHRI, anti-discrimination legislation and its enforcement, hate crimes and hate speech, access to justice, non-citizens and the situation of Roma

2017 Annual Report of the Ombudsperson for Gender Equality discussed and approved in the Croatian Parliament

Date: 28 September 2018. Topics

Unclear impact of the changes on equal treatment of men and women in social security

Date: 28 September 2018. Topics

Liechtenstein’s Administrative Court applied to the Constitutional Court for annulment of a legal provision in the granting of a residence permit to the de facto civil partner on the grounds that this provision violates the principle of constitutional equality and is not compatible with Article 8 ECHR in conjunction with the prohibition of discrimination under Article 14 ECHR

Adoption of legislation on equal treatment in the labour market irrespective of race, ethnic origin, religion/belief, disability, diminished work ability, age, sexual orientation and gender identity, biological gender characteristics and gender expression

Direct discrimination in recruitment

Date: 17 September 2018. Topics

Non-conformity of the decision of the plenary assembly of the Court of Cassation in relation to the dismissal of a child care director for wearing the Islamic veil to the International Covenant on Civil and political right

New housing policy for Roma to ensure non-discrimination and the enjoyment of their cultural rights

Discriminatory treatment against a person by reason of his/ her origin on behalf of the Greek Manpower Organisation for Employment

Did termination of a recruitment process due to the female applicant’s refusal, for religious reasons, to shake hands with the male manager during a job interview constitute indirect discrimination?

The ‘Family 500 plus program’ discourages women from engaging in work and disadvantages single parents, disproportionately affecting women

The City Council in Nysa adopted a resolution which provided for a privilege in receiving so-called ‘care vouchers’, among others to children from married families and families in which only one parent works

Complaint on preventing a mother who was breastfeeding in public. Amended Law Article 99B of the Criminal Code.

Date: 8 August 2018. Topics

The Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal considered it discrimination when a credit company refused to grant credit based on the combined effect of applicant’s gender, language, age and place of residence

Burkini ban in swimming pools is unlawful according to two first instance judgments of the Tribunal of Gent

Is the obligation to disclose the cause of disability (including mental) when applying for the job justifiable?

The administration of an aqua park in Wrocław decided that during one day in a week the sauna area will be open to women only

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