Combating Discrimination in the European Union

Equality is an essential value of the EU and the Union has some of the most extensive anti-discrimination laws in the world. Over the years, the EU has enacted many laws against discrimination. They ban discrimination on the grounds of sex, age, religion or belief, racial or ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation.

Get an overview about the EU key legislation against discrimination here.

EU law bans workplace discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, disability, ethnic or racial origin, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. Equal treatment legislation at EU level sets out minimum levels of protection for everyone working in the EU. EU laws mean employers should not discriminate at work, and employees have the right not to be discriminated against.

Read here what you can do to enforce your rights.

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