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27.05.2004 – 11:00

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EU Anti-Discrimination Toolbox launched at the Irish EU Presidency conference

    Limerick (ots)

A new information pack to help employers and workers to create a discrimination-free workplace was launched today at the Irish EU Presidency conference "Closing the Gap" in Limerick. The packs which are being produced as part of the 5-year EU information campaign "For Diversity. Against Discrimination." will be distributed free of charge to businesses across the EU in the coming months.

    The packs, which are being produced in 11 language versions, are based on the new European laws which prohibit discrimination on the grounds of racial and ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion and belief.

    According to Barbara Nolan, Head of the European Commission's Anti-discrimination Unit, the new packs are "an excellent tool to raise awareness of diversity and discrimination issues in workplaces across the EU. The packs give information on practical steps that can be taken to prevent discrimination in the workplace. Victims of discrimination can find advice on how to deal with discriminatory behaviour and how to approach management with complaints. The pack also provides information for employers on how to help make the workplace discrimination-free."

    The packs have been developed in collaboration with trade unions, employers associations, NGOs and government departments in EU Member States. They contain a range of information tools, including a series of fact sheets on workplace discrimination and an 8-minute film on the new legislation.

    The EU "For Diversity. Against Discrimination." information campaign provides information about European anti-discrimination policies with a particular focus on workplace discrimination. For more information: www.stop-discrimination.info.

ots Original Text Service: European Commission Internet: http://www.presseportal.de

Press contact:

Media Consulta Deutschland GmbH Silke Nütten Tel.: +49 (0)30 65 000 305 E-mail: s.nuetten@media-consulta.com

    Limerick A new information pack to help employers and workers to create a discrimination-free workplace was launched today at the Irish EU Presidency conference "Closing the Gap" in Limerick. The packs which are being produced as part of the 5-year EU information campaign "For Diversity. Against Discrimination." will be distributed free of charge to businesses across the EU in the coming months.

    The packs, which are being produced in 11 language versions, are based on the new European laws which prohibit discrimination on the grounds of racial and ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion and belief.

    According to Barbara Nolan, Head of the European Commission's Anti-discrimination Unit, the new packs are "an excellent tool to raise awareness of diversity and discrimination issues in workplaces across the EU. The packs give information on practical steps that can be taken to prevent discrimination in the workplace. Victims of discrimination can find advice on how to deal with discriminatory behaviour and how to approach management with complaints. The pack also provides information for employers on how to help make the workplace discrimination-free."

    The packs have been developed in collaboration with trade unions, employers associations, NGOs and government departments in EU Member States. They contain a range of information tools, including a series of fact sheets on workplace discrimination and an 8-minute film on the new legislation.

    The EU "For Diversity. Against Discrimination." information campaign provides information about European anti-discrimination policies with a particular focus on workplace discrimination. For more information: www.stop-discrimination.info.

ots Original Text Service: European Commission Internet: http://www.presseportal.de

Press contact:

Media Consulta Deutschland GmbH Silke Nütten Tel.: +49 (0)30 65 000 305 E-mail: s.nuetten@media-consulta.com

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