FADA (Federal AntiDiscrimination Agency), along with the Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Persons with Disabilities and the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration have just published a report providing an overview of discrimination experiences, counselling requests on discrimination, and enquiries which were received between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2020.
Apart from that, information on the amount of counselling at public and civil society anti-discrimination counselling bodies nationwide is taken into account as well as pertinent case law and studies conducted on behalf of the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency are analysed, first and foremost on the possibility of enforcement of antidiscrimination law in the civil-society sector. Building on that, the report phrases recommendations for politics and policy-making, law-making, administration, employers and civil society aiming at an improved protection from discrimination and an effective prevention of discrimination on the grounds mentioned under section 1 of the General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG). The executive summary of the report provides:
Furthermore, the three joint recommendations by the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency, the Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Persons with Disabilities and the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration are presented. Overarching findings on current developments during the reporting period, AGG characteristics and discrimination grounds not protected under the AGG, forms of discrimination, types of support and possible actions by anti-discrimination bodies as well as research and data requirements have been summarised in a separate chapter (please see chapter 2.10 of the Report) which will not be dealt with in greater detail here.Executive Summary (English) Complete Report (German)