The anti-discrimination norm has not been withdrawn from the draft Labour code, – the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada

Антидискриминационную норму не изымали из проекта Трудового кодекса, - комитет ВР

The Verkhovna Rada Committee on social policy, employment and pension provision

In the draft Labour code has prescribed the prohibition of discrimination in employment in any form and on any grounds, and is not repealed the anti-discrimination norm. This informs the Verkhovna Rada Committee on social policy, employment and pensions, reports the press service of the Parliament.

It is noted that during the preparation for the second reading the deputies proposed to Supplement the list of grounds on which discrimination is prohibited in employment, including: sexual orientation; attitude towards sex or sexual relationships; gender identity; pregnancy; treatment or likely treatment of social leave or leave to care for a child in connection with adoption of a child; belonging to the category of internally displaced persons; call or call to mobilization training, or military service during mobilization; participation in anti-terrorist operations; marital status; affiliation to other philosophical or ideological beliefs.

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However, during the vote for the amendment supported the people’s Deputy from “popular front” Pavel Unguryan on the prohibition of discrimination in employment in any form and on any grounds. The Committee stress that were not taken from the text of the draft Labor code anti-discrimination norm. The amendment in this version was voted, “because its wording does not contain a limited list of features that can be discriminated the subjects of labor relations.”

The Committee of the Verkhovna Rada will settle the individual provisions of the draft Labor code at the meeting on 11 April 2017.

Recall, November 12, 2015, was adopted, and 26 came into force the amendment to the Labour code of Ukraine, which “prohibits any discrimination in employment, in particular violation of the principle of equal rights and opportunities, direct or indirect restriction of the rights of employees according to race, colour, political, religious and other beliefs, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic, social and foreign origin, age, health, disability, suspicion or presence of HIV/AIDS, family and property status, family responsibilities, place of residence, membership in trade Union or other Association of citizens, participation in the strike, appeal or intent of appeal to court or other authorities to protect their rights or provide support to other workers in defending their rights, linguistic or other grounds not related to the nature of the work or the conditions of its implementation”.

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Such a rule is necessary for the introduction of a visa-free regime with EU countries.

Recently, the President of Ukraine responded to the process of preparation of the draft Labor code to the second reading, stating that he will not allow exceptions to the Labor code of the so-called anti-discrimination legislation.

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