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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

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

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