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New Act on Protection against Domestic Violence adopted and entered into force

Publication date: 28 February 2018. Topics

Whether the subsidiary of the municipality discriminated against the LGBTQ Sport Club on the basis of its members’ sexual orientation and gender identity

Social housing criteria deemed as discriminatory following ex officio NCCD investigation

Judgment by the Administrative High Court on less favourable treatment of an employee because of parental leave

Publication date: 5 February 2018. Topics

Ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention)

Political representation of women

Publication date: 5 February 2018. Topics

Ban on covering the face in educational institutions without providing for a religious exemption

The Brussels’ Ordinance setting up new anti-discrimination tools on the job market has been published

New social security benefits for self-employed workers with family responsibilities

Publication date: 23 January 2018. Topics

The wearing of a beard interpreted as a religious sign in the public service

Publication date: 23 January 2018. Topics

Whether the fact that no accessible online cash registers are available in the Hungarian market is a violation of the rights of those blind or visually impaired persons who would be required to use them in relation to the services or goods they offer

Publication date: 10 January 2018. Topics

Checking only a Roma passenger’s train ticket on the railroad platform amounts to discrimination

Publication date: 10 January 2018. Topics

Dental clinic following guidelines from National Health and Welfare Board needing to defend their actions in an indirect discrimination proportionality test

Publication date: 10 January 2018. Topics

The new Ombudsman rejects complaints for racial discrimination

Publication date: 10 January 2018. Topics

Whether a psychosocial impairment constituted a disability

Publication date: 10 January 2018. Topics

Assessing the risk of discrimination in access to housing of young people throughout the national territory in combination with multiple factors

Criminal Liability of Social Housing corporations’ collegial commissions of attribution

Publication date: 10 January 2018. Topics

Whether the request of a client that an IT engineer intervening on site dress in a neutral manner and remove an Islamic veil can be held to be a genuine and determining occupational requirement

Publication date: 10 January 2018. Topics

Scope of indemnification of the annulment of a dismissal based on discrimination on the ground of age

Publication date: 10 January 2018. Topics

A medical diagnosis is not necessary to establish that an employee has a disability at the time of dismissal

Publication date: 20 December 2017. Topics

The extent of the employer’s obligation to provide reduced working hours as a reasonable accommodation

Publication date: 20 December 2017. Topics

Limitations on the wearing of religious dress in public functions

Publication date: 20 December 2017. Topics

Positive Action

Publication date: 20 December 2017. Topics

Representation of women on steering boards

Publication date: 20 December 2017. Topics

New legislation concerning Harassment / changes in the Labour Code and in the General Legislation for Civil Servants and Public Employees

Publication date: 20 December 2017. Topics

Compatibility of the eligibility condition of prior residence in the Republic-controlled areas of Cyprus for access to welfare with the principles of non-discrimination and the best interests of the child

Whether a provision in the pensions law which provides for lower amounts to be paid to persons retiring at 61, compared to persons retiring at 63 falls within the scope of Directive 2000/78 and whether it can be justified by a legitimate aim

Publication date: 5 December 2017. Topics

Whether it is possible to order effective measures to combat school segregation, such as the effective closing down of a segregated school

Publication date: 5 December 2017. Topics

Arrangement for compensation of self-employed women who did not receive a maternity benefit

Publication date: 14 November 2017. Topics

Statutory report on diversity

Publication date: 14 November 2017. Topics

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