Discrimination

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

Italy :: Multiple discrimination

In Italian law there is no explicit provision on multiple discrimination and there is no case law on the subject matter …

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Italy :: Sex discrimination

The first parliamentary act relating to equal opportunities in the workplace was Law no 7 of January 9th 1963, prohibiting the dismissal of a woman because of marriage …

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Italy :: Race discrimination

Article 3 of the Constitution and Article 15 of the Workers Statute (Law no 300 of May 30th1970) state that unequal treatment based on race relating to terms and conditions of employment, duties, disciplinary sanctions or termination is prohibited …

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Italy :: Mobbing and sexual harassment

There is no specific legislation relating to mobbing (bullying) or other forms of harassment, but a body of case law has developed that clearly establishes a definition for unacceptable behaviour and what steps an employer should take both to prevent such conduct and deal with problems when they occur …

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Italy :: Genuine occupational qualifications

The employment of one individual rather than another is not necessarily unlawful when the job in question requires an individual with certain physical or other characteristics …

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Italy :: Equal pay and equal treatment

Other than workers employed under job sharing schemes, no specific legislation exists providing for equal pay for work of equal value …

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Italy :: Discrimination

Italian law prohibits any kind of discrimination based on sex, race, religion, language, political opinion and social or personal conditions …

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Italy :: Disability discrimination

Discrimination on the grounds of disability is unlawful …

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Italy :: Bringing discrimination claims

Where an employee considers that they have been the victim of discrimination they may take individual action or may delegate the action to the Equality Councillor …

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