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Law proposal on gender balanced company boards submitted to Parliament

Publication date: 4 January 2021. Topics

The Bill on the Ninth Amendment of the Fundamental Law, proposed by the Government, addresses the issue of gender identity on two points, by claiming that “the mother is a woman and the father is a man”, and that “Hungary protects children’s right to identity in line with their birth-sex”

Publication date: 4 January 2021. Topics

First Greek judgment on the recognition of a non-binary person

Publication date: 14 December 2020. Topics

Protective measures for pregnant workers in the private sector due to COVID-19 – Special leave for parents of children with COVID-19 in the private sector

Law on Prevention and Protection against Discrimination adopted following repeal by the Constitutional Court

Whether abolishing the Equal Treatment Authority and transferring its tasks to the Ombudsman decreases the level of protection against discrimination

Can an educational institution request candidates to deliver an opinion of their parish priest to enrol in studies?

Was a policy of restricting housing to one religious community a proportionate form of positive action?

Decision by the Equality Body on the policy of University Eindhoven to appoint more women in academic positions

Publication date: 4 November 2020. Topics

For the first time, provision of a gender quota of a minimum of 1/3 of the total of the members of the administrative councils of athletic unions

Publication date: 4 November 2020. Topics

Report of the National Institute for Rehabilitation describing that complaints concerning disability discrimination increased 30 % compared to the previous year

Publication date: 14 October 2020. Topics

Legality of the decree reserving compensation for spoliation during occupation of France by the Nazi regime to persons of Jewish origin and excluding victims of Traveller and Roma origin

Conciliation measures and promotion of gender equality for working mothers

Dismissal and level of compensation

Publication date: 30 September 2020. Topics

Minister of Education, Science and Culture files suit against the victim of discrimination in an attempt to invalidate ruling

Publication date: 30 September 2020. Topics

Gender Equality Complaints Committee ruled that the Minister of Culture had violated the Gender Equality Act when appointing the Permanent Secretary

Publication date: 30 September 2020. Topics

For the first time, a gender quota of a minimum of 25 % of the total of the members of the Administrative Council of limited liability companies (S.A.) listed in Greece

Publication date: 30 September 2020. Topics

Reconciliation of professional life with family and/or private life through the provision of a financial aid to parents

Moral harassment defined in an amendment to the Anti-discrimination Law and sanctions established for this deed with the NCCD and the courts having an additional mandate

Definitions of direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, discrimination by association, victimisation, order to discriminate and genuine occupational requirement

Discrimination against gay and lesbian foster parents due to the religion and belief of the adoption agency

Whether Hungary’s new law that prevents courts from imposing pecuniary compensation for fundamental rights violations in education are in compliance with the EU acquis

Bill on legal capacity of people with disabilities

Publication date: 12 August 2020. Topics

Measures to counteract domestic violence during the corona crisis

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