Discrimination implies applying a different treatment towards two or more people who are in identical situations or on the contrary – treating identically some people who are in different situations if such treatment has no objective justification.
For a treatment to be considereddiscriminatory, it has to be based on one of the criteria protected by law, specifically: race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, language, religion or beliefs, sex, age, opinion, political affiliation or any other similar criterion.
Race, colour, ethnic origin I was refused to rent a ceremony hall because I am a Roma.
Nationality I was refused to rent an apartment on the grounds that I have another nationality.
Religion or beliefs I was rejected to take my exam on another day than on Saturday. According to my religious beliefs, I can’t attend educational institution on that day.
Sex/gender Because I am a women, I have lower salary than my male colleague who performs a comparable job.
Age Banks refuse to give me a consumer credit because of my age.
Disability My child uses a wheelchair but his school is inaccessible, that’s why he can’t attend and participate in different extracurricular events.
Opinion My active position has been always expressed publicly towards the corruptive deeds in the X area, but when I apply for relevant services in the X area, I am treated unfavorably.
Political affiliation In my homeland party members and the mayor, who is its part, are received in audience fastly, others have to enroll on a wait list.
DomiciliuI was denied employment because I am not registered in the location where the worker’s building is situated.
Social origin I was refused to provide a notary service because I I am homeless.
HIV statusI have been denied admission to the hospital residence because I am HIV-positive and there aren’t special medical institutions for ,,such kind of persons” as I am.
Trade union activitySince I have become a union member my two requests for career promotion were rejected.
Sexual orientation I was refused to enter in night club because my partner was the same gender as mine.
Maternity The employer refused to extend the individual employment contract when he found out that I was pregnant, but until that news, my contract was constantly being renewed.
Language I know the official state language but it isn’t my native. I was refused to be recruited because of my accent.