Discrimination based on sex still predominates in Lithuania

Discrimination based on sex constitutes over the half of the complaints, received by Controller’s Office for Equal Opportunities in 2012.

Last year 203 cases of discrimination were investigated. Over 30 % of complaints concerned discrimination based on sex, 13% – concerned age discrimination. The most of complaints – 78- concerned workplaces and relations between employee-employer.

Complaints also concerned issues of nationality-based discrimination (8 cases), and language discrimination (6 cases).

The most complaints came from the Vilnius citizens- those constituted 68% of all.

Source: http://www.znadwilii.lt/aktualnosci/20130109/na-litwie-wciaz-przewaza-dyskryminacja-ze-wzgledu-na-plec

Tłumaczenie Jacek Malatyński w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Jacek Malatyński the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu. 

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