The Act is intended to regulate cohabitants by introducing rights and duties depending on the status of the cohabitants. It introduces three different forms of cohabitation, that is, de facto cohabitation, cohabitation by means of a contract between the parties and cohabitation by means of a unilateral declaration.
With its judgement of 4 April 2017, the Supreme Court has recognized the right of a female worker to be reinstated in her job after being unfairly dismissed while she was undergoing fertility treatment, even though she was not yet pregnant. This Supreme Court case resembles the judgment of the CJEU of 26 February 2008 (Mayr Case).
The conviction was issued in a prescriptive judgment sentencing the lowest possible fine of PLN 20 (approx. EUR 4). The court did not take into account the possibility of sex-related discrimination in access to services.
The Commissioner for children’s rights slams the decision of a school to lower the grades of a disabled student who had benefited from facilitation measures so as to be at par with other students who did not benefit from any such measures
Time spent on maternity/parental leave or sick leave does not count as time spent in service for the purpose of fulfilling the obligations of resident physicians towards the hospital
The Supreme Court's judgment of 24 January 2017, has recognized the right to full remuneration for an employee in the medical field, who, due to her pregnancy, could not perform night shifts. In a judgment of 10 January 2017, the Supreme Court recognized the right to receive full remuneration (including bonuses) from the first day of work after maternity leave.
Extension of the scope of the equal treatment principle: addition of grounds and fields; extension of the Ombudsman`s powers; procedural provisions not improved nor incorporated into procedural codes; inadequate transposition of Directive 2014/54/EU