Equal Treatment

The Greek Ombudsman is the national equality body with a mandate to combat discrimination and promote the principle of equal treatment irrespective of gender, racial or ethnic origin, family or social status, religion or belief, disability or chronic disease, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender characteristics (law 3896/2010 and Law 4443/2016). These laws incorporate into national legal order the Directives: 2000/43/EC, 2000/73/EC, 2004/113/EC, and 2014/54/EC. The Department of Equal Treatment is competent for handling cases of discrimination pertaining to all aforementioned grounds as they relate to access of employment, vocational training and promotion and working conditions, in both in the public and the private sector, including contractual employment, self employment, work and pay. It also responsible for handling cases of discrimination based on gender, ethnic or racial origin in regards to access to and supply of goods and services. Τhe promotion of the principle of equal treatment is an additional important mission which is carried out in cooperation with government agencies, NGOs and enterprises/agencies of the private sector.

Deputy Ombudsman: Kalliopi Lykovardi

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