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 Non-discrimination Ombudsman oversees the implementation of the Non Discrimination Act in Finland outside working life. The National Discrimination Tribunal of Finland deals with 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 individual 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
- Basic right to equal treatment link
Information about the work of the Non-discrimination Ombudsman and about intervention in ethnic discrimination and the rights of foreigners in Finland.
Office of the Non-discrimination Ombudsman
- Complaint to the Ombudsman e-service
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
- Discrimination based on gender link
Information about direct and indirect discrimination based on gender.
Office of the Ombudsman for Equality
- Equality databank link
Practices and materials for authorities, organizations, trainers and anybody interested in equality matters.
Ministry of Justice