Discrimination

Information on discrimination and harassment laws, equal opportunities and equal pay.

Germany :: Multiple Discrimination

The German law explicitly prohibits multiple discrimination under Section 4 AGG …

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Germany :: Bringing discrimination claims

If an individual has grounds for believing that they have been subject to discrimination, they may file a complaint with a labour court within two months of the discriminatory act(s) taking place …

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Germany :: Disability discrimination

Under German law, the definition of ‘disability’ includes not only recognised disabled persons, but also any disabled person, irrespective of the degree of their disability …

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Germany :: Discrimination legislation

The German Constitution (Basic Law – Art …

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Germany :: Equal pay and equal treatment

The General Equal Treatment Act was introduced in 2006 and this one Act covers all types of discrimination …

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Germany :: Genuine occupational qualifications

The General Equal Treatment Act provides that discrimination is held not to have taken place if the act or nature of the work is a genuine and decisive occupational requirement provided that the purpose is legitimate and the requirement proportionate …

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Germany :: Other discrimination

Sexual harassment The Act on the Protection of Employees against Sexual Harassment at the Workplace places a duty upon all employers to protect employees from such offences …

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Germany :: Race discrimination

The General Equal Treatment Act prohibits direct and indirect race discrimination, harassment, victimisation and instructions to discriminate due to race or ethnic origin …

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Germany :: Sex discrimination

The General Equal Treatment Act prohibits direct and indirect sex discrimination, sexual harassment, victimisation and instructions to discriminate …

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