Tasks of the Ombud for Equal Treatment

Area of Competences

  • Equal treatment and equality between women and men in employment and occupation
  • Equal treatment irrespective of ethnicity, religion or belief, age or sexual orientation in employment and occupation
  • Equal treatment irrespective of sex or ethnicity in other areas

The Ombud for Equal Treatment has the following tasks:

  • to provide advice, information and support to persons affected
  • to obtain comments and information from the employer’s side
  • to negotiate out-of-court settlement
  • to initiate proceedings before the Equal Treatment Commission on request of the person discriminated against
  • to prepare comments and recommendations on specific equal treatment issues
  • to provide information and to exchange experience in the framework of workshops, lectures, training programmes, panel discussions, etc.