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European Equality Law Network

European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination

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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

Dismissal of an employee due to flexibility as indirect gender discrimination

Publication date: 9 February 2021. Topics

Concern has been raised about the latest appointments of new commissioners to the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Female professional sports, smart working and parental leave, anti gender violence centers

Publication date: 20 January 2021. Topics

Data collection in the field of gender equality

Publication date: 20 January 2021. Topics

Board Diversity and gender

Publication date: 20 January 2021. Topics

Law defining and criminalising anti-Gypsyism adopted

Applicability of the collective action procedure to facts that occurred prior to the adoption of the class action procedure

Publication date: 20 January 2021. Topics

Amendments to the Law on Protection from Discrimination adopted

Law proposal on gender balanced company boards submitted to Parliament

Publication date: 4 January 2021. Topics

The Bill on the Ninth Amendment of the Fundamental Law, proposed by the Government, addresses the issue of gender identity on two points, by claiming that “the mother is a woman and the father is a man”, and that “Hungary protects children’s right to identity in line with their birth-sex”

Publication date: 4 January 2021. Topics

First Greek judgment on the recognition of a non-binary person

Publication date: 14 December 2020. Topics

Protective measures for pregnant workers in the private sector due to COVID-19 – Special leave for parents of children with COVID-19 in the private sector

Law on Prevention and Protection against Discrimination adopted following repeal by the Constitutional Court

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

Can an educational institution request candidates to deliver an opinion of their parish priest to enrol in studies?

Was a policy of restricting housing to one religious community a proportionate form of positive action?

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