As of 1 January 2017 a number of changes in the Swedish Discrimination Act have entered into force. The changes are briefly summarized below.
1. Since before, the Discrimination Act requires all employers to take active measures to bring about equal rights and opportunities in the workplace regardless of gender, ethnicity and religion. This requirement has now been extended to comprise all seven grounds for discrimination protected under the Act. It now requires employers to also consider transgender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation and age when planning active measures against discrimination and for equal treatment in the workplace. Ganzen Artikel lesen