New details on equal-treatment-law

At the end of June the lower house of German parliament passed a general equal-treatment-law (AGG) about which we already reported. By introducing this law Germany meets its obligations of casting four EU anti-discrimination directives into national law. This led to a big quarrel on the scope of the new law the provisions of which even exceeded the requirements imposed by the EU and which in its current form is mostly rejected by the CDU/CSU political party and employers´ associations. Which parts of everyday life are affected by the new legislation is described in a press statement by the German Ministry of Justice providing detailed explanations which are worth reading. GERMAN