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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

Whether student loan repayment alleviations provided by the government for mothers of at least two children qualifies as discrimination based on sex

Curia ruled in a case on the right to equal pay for equal work that it shall be considered under the anti-discrimination legislative framework, and that the shift of the burden of proof in discrimination cases requires the respondent to prove the absence of causality between the protected characteristic and the suffered disadvantage

Publication date: 15 March 2019. Topics

Whether harassing municipal practices targeting the Roma population amount to a violation of the Roma victims’ human dignity

Application of rules shifting the burden of proof in employment discrimination cases, especially in situations taking place during probationary period

Publication date: 6 March 2019. Topics

Report to the UNCRPD Committee from the Danish Institute for Human Rights describing that persons with disabilities generally are in a disadvantageous position when compared to the rest of the population in Denmark

Whether a faith-based nursery can dismiss teacher for cohabitation

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