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2018

  • 21/09/2018 - Summary
    - Unequal treatment between mothers and fathers with children unable to engage in gainful employment
    The Ombudsman submitted a Findings Report to the Secretary-General for Social Security and subsequently to the Deputy Minister for Social Security, proposing a legislative initiative, under which the conditions for entitlement to old-age pension of parents with children unable to any gainful employment become gender neutral.
  • 28/03/2018 - Summary
    - The invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for recruiting experts is contrary to the principle of equal treatment
    The Ombudsman examined an invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerning the recruitment of five experts, which excludes the participation of candidates: a. Who are Greek citizens by naturalisation but have not completed 3 years since the acquisition of the Greek nationality b. Who have not reached the age of 32 c. Who suffer from serious cardiovascular or respiratory or renal or contagious diseases or serious diseases of the nervous system.
  • 09/01/2018 - Press release
    - Protection from dismissal for adoptive mothers
    Protection from dismissal for adoptive mothers has been achieved by the Greek Ombudsman. Under Law No 4488/2017 which was adopted recently (Article 48), following the intervention of the Independent Authority, the same protection from dismissal which is in force for biological mothers, has been extended to women who are in the process of adopting. At the same time, protection against dismissal has been provided for working surrogate mothers, as well as the mothers who are expecting a child through surrogacy.

2017

  • 31/12/2017 - Special report
    - Equal treatment - Special report 2017
    This is the first Report of the Greek Ombudsman in the context of his extended competence for equal treatment issues. It reflects both the work and the strategic planning of the Authority aiming to the effective exercise of its competence as regards both, monitoring and promotion.
  • 20/11/2017 - Press release
    - Discrimination against women candidates by the minimum height requirement for admission to Police Academy
    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in case C-409/16, which was recently published, was asked to reply to a request for a preliminary ruling addressed to it by the Greek Council of the State, regarding compliance of the minimum height requirement for admission to Police Academy of at least 1.70m, common for both sexes.

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