Personal circumstances of discrimination

Personal circumstances of discrimination 2018-07-17T08:32:31+00:00

It is essential in dealing with discrimination that unequal, less favourable treatment is based on an individual personal circumstance. These are congenital or acquired personal characteristics, features or statuses which are usually permanently and inseparably associated with a certain individual and their personality, especially identity, or an individual does not change them easily. The Law also considers gender under personal circumstances.

  • Example: Katarina has not been appointed to a position although she reached a higher score at the interview than the selected male candidate. The employer based his decision on stereotypical assumptions of women’s ability to perform work.

It is essential in dealing with discrimination that unequal, less favourable treatment is based on an individual personal circumstance. These are congenital or acquired personal characteristics, features or statuses which are usually permanently and inseparably associated with a certain individual and their personality, especially identity, or an individual does not change them easily. The Law also considers nationality under personal circumstances.

  • Example: a family wanted to rent an apartment after a visit, but the landlord refused this because they did not want to lease the apartment to foreigners.

It is essential in dealing with discrimination that unequal, less favourable treatment is based on an individual personal circumstance. These are congenital or acquired personal characteristics, features or statuses which are usually permanently and inseparably associated with a certain individual and their personality, especially identity, or an individual does not change them easily. The Law also considers race or ethnic origin under personal circumstances.

  • Example: a waiter does not want to serve an African-American guest due to their skin colour.

It is essential in dealing with discrimination that unequal, less favourable treatment is based on an individual personal circumstance. These are congenital or acquired personal characteristics, features or statuses which are usually permanently and inseparably associated with a certain individual and their personality, especially identity, or an individual does not change them easily. The Law also considers language under personal circumstances.

  • Example: a company opens a new job position with higher pay and better working times. A worker decides to apply for the position. Although the person speaks Slovene, the superior informs him that he will not be invited to an interview because he speaks with a Bosnian accent. Another official, who speaks Slovenian better, is invited to an interview.

It is essential in dealing with discrimination that unequal, less favourable treatment is based on an individual personal circumstance. These are congenital or acquired personal characteristics, features or statuses which are usually permanently and inseparably associated with a certain individual and their personality, especially identity, or an individual does not change them easily. The Law also considers religion or belief under personal circumstances.

  • Example: candidates for a new job position in a manufacturing company are asked questions regarding their religious affiliation. Atheists or individuals who are not affiliated to the same religion as the owner of the company are excluded as unsuitable candidates, i.e. based on employer’s conclusion that they lack certain values.

It is essential in dealing with discrimination that unequal, less favourable treatment is based on an individual personal circumstance. These are congenital or acquired personal characteristics, features or statuses which are usually permanently and inseparably associated with a certain individual and their personality, especially identity, or an individual does not change them easily. The Law also considers disability under personal circumstances.

  • Example: an individual in a wheelchair is denied entry in a store due to physical barriers (steps).

It is essential in dealing with discrimination that unequal, less favourable treatment is based on an individual personal circumstance. These are congenital or acquired personal characteristics, features or statuses which are usually permanently and inseparably associated with a certain individual and their personality, especially identity, or an individual does not change them easily. The Law also considers age under personal circumstances.

  • Example: although a 50-year old job seeker is the best candidate for employment, he is not selected at a tender because the employer believes that he is too old and would therefore not fit well into the company of other workers who are younger.

It is essential in dealing with discrimination that unequal, less favourable treatment is based on an individual personal circumstance. These are congenital or acquired personal characteristics, features or statuses which are usually permanently and inseparably associated with a certain individual and their personality, especially identity, or an individual does not change them easily. The Law also considers sexual orientation under personal circumstances.

  • Example: a restaurant owner does not want to serve a meal to a same-sex couple. He requests that the couple leaves the restaurant because other customers supposedly feel uncomfortable due to the presence of the same-sex couple.

It is essential in dealing with discrimination that unequal, less favourable treatment is based on an individual personal circumstance. These are congenital or acquired personal characteristics, features or statuses which are usually permanently and inseparably associated with a certain individual and their personality, especially identity, or an individual does not change them easily. The Law also considers sexual identity under personal circumstances.

  • Example: workers are constantly making offensive comments about a colleague due to his sexual identity. Because he is a person who does not identify himself with any sexual identity or feels a complete absence of his own sexual identity, he is often a target of colleagues and mocked. Despite his complaints, the employer has not taken any measures that would prevent harassment.

It is essential in dealing with discrimination that unequal, less favourable treatment is based on an individual personal circumstance. These are congenital or acquired personal characteristics, features or statuses which are usually permanently and inseparably associated with a certain individual and their personality, especially identity, or an individual does not change them easily. The Law also considers sexual expression under personal circumstances.

  • Example: at a job interview, a candidate who attained the highest number of points and was evaluated as best was not selected because he came to an interview with makeup and fingernail polish.

It is essential in dealing with discrimination that unequal, less favourable treatment is based on an individual personal circumstance. These are congenital or acquired personal characteristics, features or statuses which are usually permanently and inseparably associated with a certain individual and their personality, especially identity, or an individual does not change them easily. The Law also considers social status under personal circumstances.

  • Example: a homeless person goes to a restaurant for dinner. Before he orders, restaurant owner approaches him and requires that he immediately leaves the restaurant as such persons are not welcome in his restaurant.

It is essential in dealing with discrimination that unequal, less favourable treatment is based on an individual personal circumstance. These are congenital or acquired personal characteristics, features or statuses which are usually permanently and inseparably associated with a certain individual and their personality, especially identity, or an individual does not change them easily. The Law also considers financial status under personal circumstances.

  • Example: an elderly retired couple is denied access to a luxury vehicle showroom because the seller estimated that the couple would not have been able to afford a new vehicle with a modest pension.

It is essential in dealing with discrimination that unequal, less favourable treatment is based on an individual personal circumstance. These are congenital or acquired personal characteristics, features or statuses which are usually permanently and inseparably associated with a certain individual and their personality, especially identity, or an individual does not change them easily. The Law also considers education under personal circumstances.

  • Example: although an employee has the same level of education as others in the company, he is often ridiculed by the collective because he finished a higher education at a faculty which belongs among the “easier” faculties in the view of his colleagues. Despite the same level of education and performing the same type of work, his salary is lower than that of their co-workers.

A set of personal circumstances which can lead to discrimination is not limited as the Law defines that discrimination can also occur due to any other personal circumstance. It is an open legal concept which will be supplemented by practice.

If you are being treated unequally without any legitimate reason, just because of a certain personal circumstance, and controversial conduct hinders or deprives you of different rights and daily opportunities, you can submit a request to address discrimination.

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