European Parliament extends anti-discrimination law to public accommodations

by on April 6, 2009  •  In Uncategorized

The European Parliament has voted to extend anti-discrimination protections beyond employment to cover goods, facilities and services. Previously, provisions only applied to discrimination in the workplace. The extension will apply to areas such as health care and commercial services.

The Swedish government, which will be next to take up presidency of the EU, signalled last week it intended to implement the new provisions.

Emine Bozkurt, a Dutch member of European Parliament who led the negotiations on the issue for the European Social-Democrats, described the win as a "wonderful victory" for human rights. She said that "at the moment, only three countries in Europe have legislation against multiple-discrimination.

Source: Pink News


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