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Original name: Yhdenvertaisuuslaki (1325/2014).
Name: Non-Discrimination Act (1325/2014).
Country: Finland
Subject(s): Non-discrimination
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2014-12-30
Entry into force:
ISN: FIN-2014-L-101088
Bibliography: Act online in Finnish and Swedish Act online in Finnish and Swedish Ministry of Justice, FINLEX, www.finlex.fi, Finland, 7 pp. PDF in Finnish PDF in Finnish (consulted on 2016-01-23)
Unofficial English Translation Unofficial English Translation Ministry of Justice, FINLEX, www.finlex.fi, Finland, 8 pp. PDF in English PDF in English (consulted on 2016-01-25)
Abstract/Citation: The purpose of the Act is to promote equality and prevent discrimination as well as to enhance the protection provided by law to those who have been discriminated against.

Contains 6 chapters and 29 sections concerning, inter alia:

Chapter 1: General provisions.
- Section 1 Purpose of the Act.
- Section 2 Scope of application.
- Section 3 Relationship to other legislation.
- Section 4 Definitions.
Chapter 2: Promotion of equality.
- Section 5 Authorities duty to promote equality
- Section 6 Duty of the education provider to promote equality.
- Section 7 Employers duty to promote equality.
Chapter 3: Prohibition of discrimination and victimisation.
- Section 8 Prohibition of discrimination.
- Section 9 Positive action.
- Section 10 Direct discrimination.
- Section 11 Justifications for different treatment.
- Section 12 Justifications for different treatment at work and in employing personnel.
- Section 13 Indirect discrimination.
- Section 14 Harassment.
- Section 15 Reasonable accommodation to realise equality of persons with disabilities.
- Section 16 Prohibition of victimisation.
- Section 17 Prohibition of discriminatory work advertisements.
Chapter 4: Supervision.
- Section 18 Supervisory authorities.
- Section 19 Tasks and powers of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman.
- Section 20 Tasks and powers of the National Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal.
- Section 21 Bringing the matter for handling by the National Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal.
- Section 22 Tasks and powers of the occupational safety and health authorities.
Chapter 5: Legal protection and sanctions.
- Section 23 Compensation
- Section 24 Amount of compensation.
- Section 25 Discriminatory contract terms.
- Section 26 Claim concerning compensation or discriminatory contract terms.
Chapter 6: Miscellaneous provisions.
- Section 27 Hearing of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman.
- Section 28 Burden of proof.
- Section 29 Entry into force.
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