Poland's anti-discrimination law takes effect on January 1

11:17, January 01, 2011      

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An anti-discrimination law that prohibits discrimination based on sex, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, world view, disability, age or sexual orientation, becomes operative in Poland as of 1 January 2011.

The new legislation adjusts Polish laws to European Union standards.

The law has aroused constitutional doubts with several dozen non-governmental organizations, grouped in the Coalition for Equal Chances, criticizing it.

According to deputy head of the Polish Anti-Discriminationaw Society Karolina Kedziora, the law introduces new regulations to the Polish law which will strengthen protection against discrimination but they offer a very minimum discrimination protection level required by the EU.

Source: Xinhua
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