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Consolidation Act on Equal Treatment of Men and Women as regards Access to Employment and Maternity Leave, etc

Country:
Denmark

1. (1) For the purpose of this Act equal treatment of men and women means that no discrimination may take place on the ground of gender. This applies to both direct discrimination and indirect discrimination, in particular by reference to pregnancy or to marital or family status.2) Indirect discrimination exists where a provision, a criterion or a practise which is seemingly neutral places a substantially bigger number of persons of one gender in a less favourable position unless this provision, criterion or practise is expedient and necessary or can be justified by objective non-gender related factors.2. Any employer shall observe the principle of equal treatment of men and women in connection with recruitment, transfers and promotions.