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A new ground of discrimination, discrimination of persons with disabilities in the workplace, social advantages on the grounds of age, disability, and social status

Broader employment opportunities and services for persons with disabilities in the labour market, as well as abolition of the status of social enterprises

Publication date: 22 August 2022. Topics

Appointment of new Federal Commissioner for Anti-Discrimination/Head of the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency

Are gender-critical beliefs protected under the Equality Act 2010?

Analysis of different key issues in the implementation of Belgian anti-discrimination legislation during the year 2021, and description of UNIA's (Inter-federal Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism and Discrimination) action over the past year

Muslim women's right not to be discriminated against in the workplace during vocational training in combination with the protection of public health

A labour court in the city of Bilbao has ruled that the Administration’s failure to take measures to adapt the workplace of a teacher with a physical disability is indirect discrimination on grounds of disability

Publication date: 25 July 2022. Topics

Conformity of a by-law adopted by the City of Grenoble authorising women to wear a loose and long bathing garment in municipal swimming pools to accommodate religious demands, to the principle of neutrality of the public service and secularity

Are gender critical beliefs protected under the Equality Act 2010?

National study on the needs of LGBTI people and on discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sexual characteristics

Conciliation measures and promotion of gender equality for working mothers

Conversion therapies prohibited only against LGBTQ+ minors and persons under judicial support whereas still allowed against LGBTQ+ adults on the basis of prior explicit consent

Spain ratifies ILO Convention No 189 concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers

Paternity leave, parental leave for both employees and self-employed, time off for caregiver, smart working as a conciliation measure

Wage system based on age was seen as discriminatory – and the tribunal’s authority to award compensation for economic losses is clarified by all the heads of tribunal chambers

Publication date: 15 June 2022. Topics

Report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and men and consequences on gender equality

Ministry of Justice’s working group proposal to strengthen access to justice in the Non Discrimination Act published

When the burden of proof was transposed into Norwegian law, its content and application were not thoroughly assessed in the preparatory works. This has led to a systematic misinterpretation of it for decades

Annual report of the national equality body for 2021

Registration as a non-binary person

First baseline evaluation report on implementation of the Istanbul Convention submitted by the Government, along with shadow reports by several women NGOs

The application of constitutional reform on gender quotas in Parliament leading to a gender corrective mechanism

Publication date: 1 June 2022. Topics

Annual reports providing statistics on discrimination cases reported and findings of discrimination

An administrative fine of EUR 50 000 imposed by the National Council for Radio and Television to a TV channel for gender discrimination and stereotyping

Publication date: 4 May 2022. Topics

The Council of State found requirements for the grant of a right to parental leave for newly appointed schoolteachers to be in breach of Directive’s 2010/18/EU prohibition of length of service qualifications exceeding the one year limit

New provisions of the Penal Code on rape, sexual harassment, human trafficking and sexual exploitation of the prostitution of others

The High Court of Justice of Andalusia has found that the failure of a company to reduce the salary of a worker close to the age of retirement does not constitute discrimination on grounds of age

Publication date: 26 April 2022. Topics

Extension of the scope of protection against discrimination in the field of supply of and access to goods and services

The provision of the Law on Employment restricted older people from volunteering

Publication date: 20 April 2022. Topics

During the COVID-19 control process, a trans person’s statement of their gender identity should be accepted regardless of the fact that their documents have not been submitted in the process of legal recognition of gender identity

Publication date: 13 April 2022. Topics

Discrimination in the field of Employment against LGBT+ people who entered or had entered in a civil union

The Supreme Court has annulled the age limits imposed on non-commissioned officers who, by promotion, wish to join the officer ranks of the General Corps and the Marine Corps

Publication date: 13 April 2022. Topics

The County Court confirmed that age discrimination took place in a case of a sports referee in the first strategic litigation case in which the Advocate of the Principle of Equality represented a client

Publication date: 13 April 2022. Topics

Sexual Harassment and Harassment at Work

Publication date: 6 April 2022. Topics

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