Legal counselling on all types of discrimination

Internal practice
Training offered by NSZZ Solidarność
Training offered by NSZZ Solidarność

Duration

Ongoing

Partnership

NSZZ Solidarność does not cooperate with national- external partners. At the European level, they cooperate with DG Just - Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers.

Reason it was developed

The actions were developed to address the challenges of discrimination faced by the education sector staff in Poland.

Activities

• NSZZ Solidarność provides legal counselling and support to unionised employees and non-unionised young people on all types of discrimination, including on the basis of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation and gender identity. The trade union provides advice on how antidiscrimination provisions should be included in enterprise level documents (collective agreements, work regulations). Employees who feel discriminated against are provided with legal advice. During one-to-one sessions lawyers examine and identify the grounds of discrimination. Using examples of EU case law, discriminated employees are provided with the possible ways of solving the issue (i.e. mediation with the employer and/or bringing the case to labour court); • The union offers a variety of training to its members raising awareness about discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation and gender identity. For example, the training 'Workplace Pathologies' for union members aims to prepare the union structures to prevent the following irregularities in the workplace: mobbing, discrimination, burnout, sexual harassment, stress in the workplace.

Funding

Core trade union funding

Links

Poland
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