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Different premiums for men and women for the voluntary health insurance

Publication date: 17 July 2019. Topics

Whether a trans woman should be provided with access to women’s changing room at her workplace

Publication date: 17 July 2019. Topics

The Hungarian government launched a complex set of policies aimed at increasing fertility rates

The ruling of the Supreme Court of 21 of June 2019, appeal number 396/2019, states that sexual assault in which the victim did not expressly opposed to the offenders given the intimidating situation must be qualified as rape (and not as simple sexual abuse)

Ireland’s national equality body has requested local government bodies to conduct a review of compliance with equality law obligations in the field of accommodation for the Traveller community

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

Gender equality in the business world and the labour market is still not achieved, as shown by two independent reports published in 2019

Protection against retaliation for witness of discrimination based on sex

Publication date: 16 July 2019. Topics

In May 2018, a wave of teachers' strikes protesting against their low wages swept through Poland. In the ongoing public discussions on this subject, the discriminatory aspect of the strike was overlooked and the voice of female teachers was inaudible

Publication date: 16 July 2019. Topics

No constitutional complaint against implementation of CJEU, IR v JQ

Publication date: 10 July 2019. Topics

Balance between the prohibition of discrimination and freedom of thought, beliefs and views as well as economic freedom and freedom of transactions

Constitutional complaint against implementation of CJEU, Egenberger

Publication date: 10 July 2019. Topics

Burden of proof of claimants challenging the legality of differential treatment between employees resulting from collective and negotiated agreements

Shared parental leave (SPL) – is it sex discrimination to pay men less on SPL than women are paid on maternity leave?

The ultra-right party "Vox" adopts as one of its first measures in the Andalusian Parliament the inquiry about the qualification of specialists in gender violence contracted by the Andalusian Government

Publication date: 3 July 2019. Topics

Positive action; Adoption of a quota of 40 % in favour of the underrepresented sex for candidates at the European Elections and the Parliamentary, Regional and Municipal Elections in Greece

Publication date: 3 July 2019. Topics

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

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