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A man of South Asian origin complained that he was verbally abused and discriminated on grounds of racial origin by a security guard, and supermarket personnel. He complained to the Ombudsman

New legislative Act creating a Federal Institute for the Protection and Promotion of Fundamental Rights

Limits to the dismissal of female employees in collective redundancy procedures and the respective remedies

Publication date: 12 June 2019. Topics

Annual reports by the two national human rights institutions with an equality and non-discrimination mandate

New Law on Prevention and Protection against Discrimination adopted

A consultation document “Gender Balance in Parliament: Reform” was launched in order to receive proposals to challenge the under-representation of women in Parliament.

Publication date: 12 June 2019. Topics

Access to interpretation in sign language of deaf persons before the Court

Publication date: 5 June 2019. Topics

Sanctions against a private company for the dismissal of a HIV positive employee

Publication date: 5 June 2019. Topics

Supreme Court ruling on dismissal of office worker in flex-job and possible discrimination based on age and disability

Publication date: 5 June 2019. Topics

Annual report of the Commissioner for Protection of Equality for 2018

Publication date: 16 May 2019. Topics

New Regulations fixing conditions to adopt positive actions to remedy inequalities based on all grounds covered by the federal anti-discrimination legislation

Discrimination in public sector recruitments on grounds of (national) origin

Permissibility of wearing Islamic headscarf in courtroom

Publication date: 3 April 2019. Topics

Segregation of Roma children in education / Obligation of public prosecution offices in assessing discriminatory impact of binding municipal regulations

Publication date: 3 April 2019. Topics

Displaying a swastika flag in a window-opening was found to be harassment on grounds of religion and prohibited in the Non-Discrimination Act

Publication date: 28 March 2019. Topics

First decisions by the Board of Equal Treatment to conclude discriminatory dismissals because of religion or belief

Publication date: 28 March 2019. Topics

A discriminatory practice of dismissal of an employee who suffered from multiple sclerosis

Publication date: 28 March 2019. Topics

Constitutionality of a law extending the entitlement of survivors’ (widower) pensions to men

Publication date: 28 March 2019. Topics

Paternity Leave, Work-Life-Balance for Parents and Carers

Establishment of a Ministry for Gender Equality (Ministère de l’égalité entre femmes et hommes)

Publication date: 28 March 2019. Topics

Women’s rights, Gender equality discrimination, Optional Protocol Cedaw Convention

Publication date: 28 March 2019. Topics

Legislative improvements regarding gender equality Persons with Disabilities Act

Publication date: 28 March 2019. Topics

The Constitutional Court, on 18 July 2018 decided that the disciplinary penalties against, and dismissal of, a civil servant for wearing a headscarf at a public institution in Ankara was a violation of the freedom of religion and conscience. It also ordered the applicant to be paid a sum of 20 000 Turkish liras (around EUR 3 200) in damages.

Law proposal to introduce measures to reduce the gender pay gap

Publication date: 28 March 2019. Topics

Indicators to fill in gender wage gap

Publication date: 21 March 2019. Topics

The dissolution of Parliament and the announcement of early elections implies the withdrawal of the bill which contained a general reform of anti-discrimination legislation and the creation of an independent "Authority for equal treatment and non-discrimination"

Religious ethos and legal grounds for dismissal

Publication date: 15 March 2019. Topics

Conditions of enforcement emergency order of evacuation of land occupied by Roma families

Publication date: 15 March 2019. Topics

Annual survey released by the NCCD on attitudes and perceptions of discrimination

Publication date: 15 March 2019. Topics

District Court the Hague grants compensation for pregnancy discrimination; District Court East-Brabant (‘Oost-Brabant’) rejects discrimination claim

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