The Austrian Disability Ombudsman supports persons who feel discriminated against on the grounds of disability.
Protection against discrimination by law encompasses employment-related issues as well as access to goods and services.
The Austrian Disability Ombudsman was founded in 2006 by an Act of Parliament together with the introduction of a major shift in anti-discrimination law regarding Austria’s implementation of directive EC 78/2000.
The Austrian Disability Ombudsman supports individual persons as well as closely works with NGOs, thus having gained a broad acceptance which also reflects on steadily rising case numbers.
Bringing proceedings in the name of the equality body [with or without an identifiable victim] but on behalf of one or more individual person(s) who consents to this.
Field Grounds Education Disability View Employment Disability View Goods and Services Disability View Housing Disability View Other Disability View Social Protection & Healthcare Disability View
Standalone dedicated national equality body
Single headed equality body (led by director or ombudsman/commissioner)
The Austrian Disability Ombudsman is appointed by the Minister of Social Affairs for a 4-year term.
To fulfill his duty, the Ombudsman is supported by an office of 8 staff members.
This institution does not have regional officies.