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Enforcement of the right to property and the applicability of the Article 8 proportionality assessment in case of illegal occupation of land by Roma

Is the fact that the law provides that there is no difference in the lump sum damages for direct and indirect discrimination, constitutional?

The transfer of the General Secretariat for Gender Equality from the Ministry of Interior to the Ministry of Labour undermines the implementation of substantive gender equality legislation and policies

Publication date: 28 August 2019. Topics

Promotion of equal opportunities, of conciliation between private and working life - tackling gender discrimination and gender violence in the Civil Service

Sexual harassment, employer’s duties to report on equality matters, strengthening of the Ombud’s authority to give guidance in cases on discrimination

Publication date: 7 August 2019. Topics

New provisions of the Penal Code on domestic violence

Publication date: 7 August 2019. Topics

Policy of University Eindhoven to appoint more women in academic positions

Publication date: 7 August 2019. Topics

ECRI criticises the new Ombudsman for insufficient activity in the field of promoting equality and protecting vulnerable groups

Whether differentiation in social benefits based on long-term illness constitutes discrimination

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

Whether blocking access to LBGTQI-themed websites for employees constitutes discrimination

The Slovenian equality body with increased staff and budget

First three cases dealing with discrimination because of disability adjudicated according to the new 2018 Act on the Prohibition of Discrimination due to Disability

Extension of parental leave

Different premiums for men and women for the voluntary health insurance

Publication date: 17 July 2019. Topics

Whether a trans woman should be provided with access to women’s changing room at her workplace

Publication date: 17 July 2019. Topics

The Hungarian government launched a complex set of policies aimed at increasing fertility rates

The ruling of the Supreme Court of 21 of June 2019, appeal number 396/2019, states that sexual assault in which the victim did not expressly opposed to the offenders given the intimidating situation must be qualified as rape (and not as simple sexual abuse)

Ireland’s national equality body has requested local government bodies to conduct a review of compliance with equality law obligations in the field of accommodation for the Traveller community

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

Gender equality in the business world and the labour market is still not achieved, as shown by two independent reports published in 2019

Protection against retaliation for witness of discrimination based on sex

Publication date: 16 July 2019. Topics

In May 2018, a wave of teachers' strikes protesting against their low wages swept through Poland. In the ongoing public discussions on this subject, the discriminatory aspect of the strike was overlooked and the voice of female teachers was inaudible

Publication date: 16 July 2019. Topics

No constitutional complaint against implementation of CJEU, IR v JQ

Publication date: 10 July 2019. Topics

Balance between the prohibition of discrimination and freedom of thought, beliefs and views as well as economic freedom and freedom of transactions

Constitutional complaint against implementation of CJEU, Egenberger

Publication date: 10 July 2019. Topics

Burden of proof of claimants challenging the legality of differential treatment between employees resulting from collective and negotiated agreements

Shared parental leave (SPL) – is it sex discrimination to pay men less on SPL than women are paid on maternity leave?

The ultra-right party "Vox" adopts as one of its first measures in the Andalusian Parliament the inquiry about the qualification of specialists in gender violence contracted by the Andalusian Government

Publication date: 3 July 2019. Topics

Positive action; Adoption of a quota of 40 % in favour of the underrepresented sex for candidates at the European Elections and the Parliamentary, Regional and Municipal Elections in Greece

Publication date: 3 July 2019. Topics

A man of South Asian origin complained that he was verbally abused and discriminated on grounds of racial origin by a security guard, and supermarket personnel. He complained to the Ombudsman

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