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LABOUR CODE

 

Section 7. Prohibition of discrimination in employment relationships.

All citizens shall be equal in employment relationships. Any distinctions, preference or refusal to hire a worker on grounds of nationality, race, skin colour, sex, age, religion, political conviction, place of birth, national or social origins, resulting in violation of the principle of equality of opportunity at work, shall be prohibited.

Distinctions necessitated by the nature of the work or by the concern of the State for persons in need of enhanced social protection (such as women, young people or disabled persons) shall not constitute discrimination.

Persons who believe that they have suffered discrimination in employment shall be entitled to apply to the courts for redress.

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