What is discrimination?

Discrimination includes a variety of actions that are disfavourable. A simplified description of Discrimination Act's definition of discrimination is when a person is treated disfavourably or when a person's dignity is violated. The disfavourable treatment or the violation of the person's dignity must have a connection to one of the seven grounds of discrimination.

The seven grounds of discrimination are; sex, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation and age.
There are six forms of discrimination: direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, inadequate accessibility, harassment, sexual harassment and instructions to discriminate.
Discrimination is a violation of human rights and the principle of equal treatment.
For more information, see The Equality Ombudsman (DO).

If you have been discriminated

You are welcome to contact us if you need advice, have questions or experience discrimination or harrassment. We work under secrecy.
Phone: 070-788 59 31
Phone hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10-12.
You can also fill out the form below.

Contact information

If you have questions about discrimination or our work, please contact:

Nine Karlsson Norman
Legal officer
072-250 28 92