What is discrimination

According to the Anti-discrimination act discrimination is a less favorable treatment of an individual based on sex, race, colour of skin, language, age, sexual orientation, religion, political or other views, national or social origin, citizenship or ethnic affiliation, assets, or based on the other category or condition.

Prohibition of discrimination refers to everyone - individuals, organizations, municipal, as well as state authorities.

In the public sector, discrimination is forbidden in the following areas:

  • access to goods, services and housing;
  • education;
  • employment;
  • healthcare;
  • social security.

Find out more about discrimination also in our manual Let´s Say No to Discrimination (in Slovak only).