Areas of discrimination

Areas of discrimination2018-07-16T10:07:33+00:00

The Law on Protection against Discrimination obliges public and private sector entities and natural persons to ensure protection against discrimination or equal treatment of all persons in their operation or handling in relation to third parties, also in relation to

– Conditions for access to employment, self-employment and occupation, including selection criteria and conditions of employment, irrespective of the type of activity and at all levels of professional hierarchy, including promotion.

  • Example: Single mother does not get an opportunity for a promotion with an explanation that the new position would require from her 100 per cent presence in the workplace, and she would not be able to implement this due to repeated absences for the care of the child.

The Law on Protection against Discrimination obliges public and private sector entities and natural persons to ensure protection against discrimination or equal treatment of all persons in their operation or handling in relation to third parties, also in relation to

– Access to all forms and to all levels of career orientation and consultation, vocational and professional education and training, further vocational training and retraining, including internships.

  • Example: Due to disability, an employee is not posted to professional training, which is performed in a building which has no regulated access for the disabled, because the employer believes that the necessary adjustments for the employee to be able to attend the training would represent an excessive burden on the employer.

The Law on Protection against Discrimination obliges public and private sector entities and natural persons to ensure protection against discrimination or equal treatment of all persons in their operation or handling in relation to third parties, also in relation to

– Terms and conditions of employment and work, including termination of the employment contract and salaries.

  • Example: A private company has such a policy that men receive higher salary for the same work than women.

The Law on Protection against Discrimination obliges public and private sector entities and natural persons to ensure protection against discrimination or equal treatment of all persons in their operation or handling in relation to third parties, also in relation to

Membership/integration in the organisation of workers or employers or in any organisation whose members perform a particular profession, including benefits provided by such organisations.

  • Example: arrangement in a collective agreement that an extra day only belongs to union members.

The Law on Protection against Discrimination obliges public and private sector entities and natural persons to ensure protection against discrimination or equal treatment of all persons in their operation or handling in relation to third parties, also in relation to

–  Social protection, including social security and health care.

  • Example: refusal of dental services to a patient who is infected with HIV.

The Law on Protection against Discrimination obliges public and private sector entities and natural persons to ensure protection against discrimination or equal treatment of all persons in their operation or handling in relation to third parties, also in relation to

– Social benefits.

  • Example: regarding tender for non-profit housing, a municipality forms such criteria that young families can not apply to a tender.

The Law on Protection against Discrimination obliges public and private sector entities and natural persons to ensure protection against discrimination or equal treatment of all persons in their operation or handling in relation to third parties, also in relation to

– Upbringing and education.

  • Example: teaching Roma children separately from other children.

The Law on Protection against Discrimination obliges public and private sector entities and natural persons to ensure protection against discrimination or equal treatment of all persons in their operation or handling in relation to third parties, also in relation to

– Access to goods and services, which are available to the public, including housing, and their supply.

  • Example: A cable provider does not wish to conclude a contractual relationship with a member of the Roma community, because it estimates that they will not be able to provide regular payments.