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Czechia adopted two new strategies regarding gender equality

Publication date: 26 April 2021. Topics

Minister of Education and Culture appeals district court judgment to invalidate ruling of Gender Equality Complaints Committee

Publication date: 26 April 2021. Topics

Annual report of the national equality body for 2020

How should courts distinguish between self-employed and employed status for the purposes of the coverage of the Equality Act 2010?

Whether requirements of face masks due to COVID-19 constitute discrimination

Following the adoption of a new Anti-discrimination Law, a new equality body is being set up

Following the adoption of a new Anti-discrimination Law, a new equality body is being set up

Access to counsel and redress for victims of discrimination

A new Article 22ter of the Constitution enshrines a right to full inclusion for people with disabilities 

Publication date: 1 April 2021. Topics

Equal access to social security rights during leave related to pregnancy and childbirth for employees and self-employed

Law proposal on more diversity in the top of business adopted by the Second Chamber (Lower House) of Parliament

Publication date: 25 March 2021. Topics

Judgment No. 1196/2020 of the Thessaloniki Court of Appeal for the first time acknowledges sexual harassment at work as a form of gender discrimination and applies the reversal of the burden of proof

In response to the Greek #MeToo movement and a campaign by Women’s NGOs, the Greek Government announced the ratification of the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention 190 and other legal measures for the elimination of gender-based violence and harassment

Further degradation of the ex-General Secretariat for Gender Equality undermines the implementation of substantive gender equality legislation and policies

Publication date: 25 March 2021. Topics

Survey on perception of Roma on discrimination

Positive policy of Ministry of Education in an attempt to ensure equality of opportunities for disadvantaged Muslim minority

Facilitation of persons with disabilities to have equal access to their social and economic activity

Danish law prohibiting discrimination due to disability does not involve an obligation to provide reasonable accommodation outside the labour market area

Publication date: 25 March 2021. Topics

Equal pay certification system an illusion

Publication date: 10 March 2021. Topics

Facilitation of persons with disabilities to have equal access to their social and economic activity

Danish law prohibiting discrimination due to disability does not involve an obligation to provide reasonable accommodation outside the labour market area

Publication date: 10 March 2021. Topics

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

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