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Labour Code of the Republic of Belarus (1999, as amended 2013) (excerpts)

 

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Art. 14. Prohibition of discrimination in the employment

Discrimination, that is the restriction in labor rights or in any benefits based on gender, race, national origin, language, religion, political views, participation or non-participation in trade unions or other voluntary associations, property or official status, or physical or mental nature, that do not hinder the performance of employment duties, is prohibited.
Discriminatory conditions of collective contracts, agreements are invalid.
Any distinction, exclusion , preferences and limitations are not considered to be discrimination:
1) that are based on the inherent requirements of the job ;
2) due to the need of special state care of persons who need social and legal protection (women, minors, persons with disabilities , persons affected by the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant , etc.).
Persons who believe they have been discriminated against in employment have the right to go to court with the appropriate application to eliminate discrimination.

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