People may not be discriminated against on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, age, origin, language, religion, faith, opinion, health, disability or another similar reason.
The Ombudsman for Equality oversees the implementation of gender equality. The Ombudsman for Minorities promotes the status and equality of ethnic minorities and foreigners in Finland outside working life. The National Discrimination Tribunal of Finland deals with ethnic discrimination in everyday life. Anyone can submit a matter to the tribunal in a case of infringement.
The Divisions of occupational health and safety at the Regional State Administrative Agencies deal with cases of discrimination in working life. You can turn to them if you think you have been discriminated against at work or in recruitment.
All of Finland
- Monitoring of compliance with the Non-Discrimination Act
Information on the monitoring of compliance with the Non-Discrimination Act.
Ministry of the Interior
- Equality databank
Practices and materials for authorities, organizations, trainers and anybody interested in equality matters.
Produced by several organisations
- Basic right to equal treatment
Information about the work of the Ombudsman for Minorities and about intervention in ethnic discrimination and the rights of foreigners in Finland.
Office of the Ombudsman for Minorities
- Discrimination based on gender
Information about direct and indirect discrimination based on gender.
Office of the Ombudsman for Equality
- Complaint to the Ombudsman
You can use the form to make a complaint to the Parliamentary Ombudsman if you believe that an authority has acted unlawfully or in neglect of duty.
Parliamentary Ombudsman of Finland
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