Proposition 88 L

The Norwegian Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion released a proposition for a new anti-discrimination law today. The main inclusion that caught my eye (not that I read it all) was:

Departementet har sendt på høring et forslag til likelydende bestemmelser om opplysningsplikt i alle diskrimineringslovene. Høringsforslaget betyr at arbeidsgivere får opplysningsplikt ved mistanke om lønnsdiskriminering på grunn av kjønn, etnisitet, religion, livssyn, nedsatt funksjonsevne, seksuell orientering, kjønnsidentitet og kjønnsuttrykk.

Which translates roughly into English:

The Ministry has circulated a proposal for identical policies of disclosure for all discrimination laws. The proposal means that employers will provide information on suspected pay discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

Which means, if approved, that discriminating against people based on gender identity and expression is explicitly illegal as opposed to the vague protection we have today under the same laws.


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