Increase of the criminal liability for discrimination in the workplace

Increase of the criminal liability for discrimination in the workplace

Posted on January 10, 2017
Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson announces that the Code of Administrative Offences entering into force starting from January 1st this year replaces the Administrative Delinquency Code. In the new code the amount of the penalties for violations of the principle of equal rights for women and men and equality of opportunity has been increased. In the new code the penalty imposed on directors of legal entities, employers and other people responsible for the violation of the principle of equal rights for women and men and equality of opportunity amounts from 40 to 560 EUR and in...
Discriminative criteria of hiring employees - recent warnings for employers

Discriminative criteria of hiring employees – recent warnings for employers

Posted on June 14, 2016
In 2015, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), together with the Service of the Spokesman for Equal Opportunities (furtherly referred to as: Service), prepared a guide through the non-discriminating job offers. This hands-on document is intended for employers and prompts them on how to rightly formulate job offers, without infringing the Act for the equal treatment of women and men and the Act for equal treatment. Despite the steps to raise the awareness of both employers and employees, taken by the EFHR and the Service, it still happens that some job offers qualify age, sex, or...
Discrimination in advertised vacancies

Discrimination in advertised vacancies

Posted on September 24, 2014
Much of the time, it seems that we give very little thought to vacancy notices on the internet or in the press which are discriminatory on the grounds of nationality, gender, family or social situation, religion, language or political convictions. In its annual report to the European Network against Racism, the Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights announced that in Lithuania’s labour market in 2012-2013 43% of people from  non-traditional religious groups in Lithuania experienced discrimination in their workplace and 43,8% of individuals belonging to national minority groups felt...
The author of the comment that discriminates the Polish minority under the curators supervision

The author of the comment that discriminates the Polish minority under the curators supervision

Posted on November 21, 2013
Freedom of speech is guaranteed in the law of every democratic country as well as in international legal documents. However, it does not mean that they should be overused or used inconsiderately – offending or hurting people. The European Foundation of Human Rights campaign against abusive comments on the Internet has turned out to be a big success and led to another won case. On the internet site www.lrytas.lt, under the article dated December 10, 2012, a citizen of Lithuania R.P. under the nickname “Neo25”, published a derogatory comment on the Polish minority group. The...
Sometimes a job offer can be more than just a simple employment contract. Don’t let the employers trick you!

Sometimes a job offer can be more than just a simple employment contract. Don’t let the employers trick you!

Posted on October 03, 2013
Looking for a job in the Internet one can come across some dishonest employers. We can find different job offers but some of them may arouse suspicions. Such offers contain different forms of discrimination, on the basis of gender, age, nationality, religion, language, social background or beliefs. The European Foundation of Human Rights, observing the recurrence of such practices, decided to take on the responsibility for monitoring Internet job offers which are endangered to be discriminatory. After some time of this action first results can be seen. The employers get the warnings from the...
Results of the action taken against discrimination. Don’t be deceived!

Results of the action taken against discrimination. Don’t be deceived!

Posted on November 15, 2012
Discrimination based on gender, age, nationality, religion, language, origin, social status or views is not only a problem for a state but also for all of us. European Foundation of Human Rights is aware of this problem and has been fighting against it by directing applications to law enforcement organizations about illegal entries in the Internet. You can learn a lot about discrimination by reading online job offers. Authors break the law without even knowing it. European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is deeply concerned about the traces of discrimination in the offers, ...