Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation

Direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and incitement to discrimination based on sexual orientation shall be prohibited in all areas of public law and in areas such as:

  • employment (including access to information on vacancies; selection criteria for recruitment and recruitment itself; promotion; working conditions; pay for work; termination of employment);
  • choosing a profession;
  • vocational training (including retraining, upskilling and practical work experience);
  • membership of professional organisations or trade unions;
  • advertising.

Example: If an employer does not invite a candidate to a job interview because they know the candidate is homosexual, this constitutes direct discrimination.

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