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Netherlands: Equal opportunities

Original authors: Mark Carley and Robbert H. van het Kaar
Updating author: Robbert H. van het Kaar
Consultant editor: Wouter Engelsman

Summary

  • Discrimination in employment is prohibited on various grounds. (See General)
  • Difference in treatment on the prohibited grounds is permitted in certain circumstances. (See General exemptions)
  • There are various legal rules specific to discrimination on each of the prohibited grounds. (See Specific provisions)
  • Harassment and sexual harassment are prohibited. (See Harassment and sexual harassment)
  • Employees are protected against victimisation. (See Victimisation)
  • Employers are permitted to take positive action in certain circumstances. (See Positive action)
  • Employees who believe that they have suffered discrimination may make a complaint to the Equal Treatment Commission (See Remedies and penalties)