Non-discrimination

Employers are prohibited from discriminating between applicants on the basis of gender. The same applies for promotion, changing of position, continuing education, vocational training, study sabbaticals, dismissal, working conditions and working environment. It is furthermore prohibited to advertise, or publish an advertisement for a vacant position indicating that a worker of one sex is preferred over the other. This does not apply, however, if the aim of the advertiser is to promote a more equal distribution of the sexes within an occupational sector, and that shall then be indicated in the advertisement. The same rule applies if there are legitimate reasons for advertising only for applicants of one of the sexes.