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Economic support for families

Publication date: 23 June 2021. Topics

Age discrimination and admission to music events

In November 2012, the Liechtenstein Parliament requested a review on how the professional integration of persons with disabilities in Liechtenstein’s labour market can be improved by the government. In May 2021, the Parliament received the postulate response explaining why the introduction of a Disability Employment Act would not bring any added value

Denial of tort compensation for unjustified loss of a social service

Restriction on the dress code of a saleswoman in a women’s fashion chain store

Electricity company refused to provide a deaf person with a written offer

Right of women to dignified birth giving free of violence

Publication date: 2 June 2021. Topics

Conflicts between an employee using a guide dog and employees being allergic to dogs

ECtHR confirms the existence of direct sex discrimination concerning the practice of insurance verifications of employment contracts entered into by pregnant women which are considered fictitious by the Croatian Health Insurance Fund

Publication date: 2 June 2021. Topics

Amendment of Labour Code allows dismissal of the employees who attain age 65 and pensionable age

Publication date: 2 June 2021. Topics

Amendments to the Criminal Act concerning the prosecution of the criminal offence of sexual harassment

Implementation of policies and measures on the prevention of discrimination and social exclusion of Roma minority

The Constitutional Court annulled the provision of the Registry Act that the new rules (from came i2020) shall be applied to ongoing legal gender recognition proceedings as well

Job advertisements on Facebook only shown on certain Facebook profiles

On 18 November 2020, a Labour Court in Madrid ruled that a company had discriminated against 5 of its employees for dismissing them because they were over 50 years old

Publication date: 12 May 2021. Topics

On 15 March 2021, the Constitutional Court analysed whether the Public Administration violated the right of one of its employees with Asperger syndrome to non-discrimination on grounds of disability. The claimant was penalised by the employer without taking his circumstances and request for reasonable adjustments at the workplace into account

Council of State does not find minimum athletic requirements common for male and female candidates for the Police Schools to be indirectly discriminatory against female candidates

Publication date: 26 April 2021. Topics

Exclusion of female cleaners from the possibility to be transferred to another branch of a private bank resulted in the termination of their employment contract

Publication date: 26 April 2021. Topics

A survivor’s pension granted to unmarried daughters of deceased civil servants under more favourable conditions than those provided for unmarried sons

In response to the Greek #MeToo movement, the City of Athens unanimously adopted an action programme on the prevention and elimination of sexual harassment, including a public commitment to zero-tolerance

On 25 January 2021, the Constitutional Court resolved an appeal filed by a Roma woman who considered she had been discriminated against on grounds of ethnicity due to the fact she had been denied a widow’s pension on the death of her husband

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

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