EU Eyes Broader Anti-Discrimination Provisions

Law360, New York (July 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Union has proposed a new directive that would broaden its current rules, which protect EU citizens against discrimination outside the workplace based on gender or race, to include age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

The European Commission said Wednesday that the directive would guarantee equal treatment in social services, including social security, health care and education, as well as access to commercial goods, including housing.

“The right to equal treatment is fundamental, but millions of people in the EU continue to face discrimination in...
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