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  1. Finland - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Non-Discrimination Act (1325/2014). (Yhdenvertaisuuslaki (1325/2014).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2014-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | FIN-2014-L-101088

    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.

  2. Finland - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Act (1326/2014) on the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman. (Laki (1326/2014) yhdenvertaisuusvaltuutetusta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2014-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | FIN-2014-L-101109

    Contains 12 sections concerning, inter alia:

    Section 1: The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman.
    Section 2: Appointment and eligibility requirements.
    Section 3: Tasks.
    Section 4: Right to receive information.
    Section 5: Right to statements.
    Section 6: Right to inspection.
    Section 7: Legal aid.
    Section 8: Reports.
    Section 9: Office of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman.
    Section 10: Delegation for equal treatment issues.
    Section 11: Penalties.
    Section 12: Entry into force.

  3. Finland - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Act (488/2011) amending the Act on equality between men and women (609/1986). (Laki (488/2011) naisten ja miesten välisestä tasa-arvosta annetun lain 14 a §:n muuttamisesta (609/1986). ) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2011-05-13 | Date of entry into force: 2011-05-17 | FIN-2011-L-91175

    Amends section 14a ss. 3 respecting penalty provisions for discriminatory advertisement of training places.

  4. Finland - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Act (1109/2008) amending the Act on the Ombudsman for Minorities and the Discrimination Board (660/2001). (Laki vähemmistövaltuutetusta ja syrjintälautakunnasta annetun lain muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | FIN-2008-L-87516

    Amends section 1 (1) (as amended by Act 979/2007), section 2 (1) (as amended by Act 679/2008) and section 4 respecting, inter alia, fields of activity, tasks of the Ombudsman for Minorities and legal aid.

    Introduces to the Act a new section 2a and the section 7 (as amended by Act 22/2004) a new (3) respecting, inter alia, reporting on results and right to obtain information.

  5. Finland - Non-discrimination - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    State Council Ordinance (1110/2008) amending the State Council Ordinance on the Ombudsman for Minorities (687/2001). (Valtioneuvoston asetus vähemmistövaltuutetusta annetun valtioneuvoston asetuksen 6 §:n kumoamisesta.) - Ordinance online in Finnish Ordinance online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | FIN-2008-R-87517

    Repeals section 6 (as amended by Ordinance 1397/2007) respecting the date of entry into force.

  6. Finland - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Act (679/2008) amending the Act (660/2001) on the Ombudsman for Minorities and the Discrimination Board. (Laki vähemmistövaltuutetusta ja syrjintälautakunnasta annetun lain 2 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-11-07 | Date of entry into force: 2008-11-15 | FIN-2008-L-87269

    Amends section 2(1) of Act (660/2001), as amended by the Act 22/2004, concerning the responsibilities of the Ombudsman.

  7. Finland - Non-discrimination - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (602/2008) amending the Ordinance on the Ombudsman for Minorities (687/2001). (Valtioneuvoston asetus vähemmistövaltuutetusta annetun valtioneuvoston asetuksen 4 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Ordinance online in Finnish Ordinance online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-09-11 | Date of entry into force: 2008-09-18 | FIN-2008-R-87228

    Amends section 4 concerning the composition of the Advisory Body (Neuvottelukunnan).


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