Other grounds

Socio-economic Status Ground

Social and economic rights lie at the cornerstone of contemporary human rights protection. Therefore, it is a welcome development when they are incorporated in comprehensive national equality legislation through the introduction of a socio-economic status ground.

National-based discrimination (Freedom of Movement)

Discrimination based on nationality in EU law is prohibited by the EU Treaties (Articles 18 of the TFEU) in the context of the free movement of persons. Furthermore, through secondary legislation, EU law seeks to lessen discrimination against EU migrant workers on the grounds of nationality and empower them to ensure that their rights are respected.

Example:

Examples include nationality requirements excluding nationals from other Member States from the profession of notary and a refusal to award compensation for the harm suffered in a violent assault committed on the territory of one Member state to nationals of another Member State.

March 12, 2021

Call for Research Proposals: “Other grounds” in equality legislation – focus on health and socio-economic status

Equinet invites experts to put forward their proposals for a study on the addition of “other grounds” to equality legislation, with a focus on health status […]
November 9, 2020

Discussions on Women in Poverty: Breaking the Cycle

On 22 October 2020, Equinet will organise, together with the Institute of Women and for Equal Opportunities in Spain, an online roundtable to create space for discussion on breaking the cycle of women in poverty. Register by 14 October!