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There are different types of discrimination: direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, inadequate accessibility, harassment, sexual harassment, and instructing to discriminate. If an employer/educational institution learns of an employee (including temporary personnel and interns), a student or applicant can have been subjected to harassment or sexual harassment the employer/education provider is obligated to investigate the situation that has arisen and, when appropriate, take reasonable measures that can be required to prevent that such offensive behaviour/disadvantage occurs in the future.

The Anti-Discrimination Law also covers a prohibition against retaliation in Chapter 2 Section 18. This section is primarily about punishments aimed at someone who has reported or complained that their employer/the education provider has not been abiding by the Anti-Discrimination Law.

motives for discrimination

There are seven motives for discrimination that are covered by the prohibition against discrimination. These are: sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief system, disability, sexual orientation or age. The following definitions have been taken directly from the descriptions provided by the Discrimination Ombudsman.

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