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.

June 24, 2021
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Freedom of Movement: Equality bodies tackling discrimination of Union workers

Background Freedom of movement for workers is one of the cornerstones of the European Union and its internal market. It is enshrined in Article 45 of […]
April 22, 2021

Access to Justice for Housing Discrimination and Spatial Segregation

Date: 7 May Time: 15:00-16:30 CEST Place: Zoom Registration Deadline: 5 May On 7 May, Equinet will co-host a public consultation with the International Commission of […]