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Equality and non-discrimination

 
What is discrimination?
 
Discrimination is unjust treatment that may be direct or indirect:
  • ​Direct discrimination occurs when a person is treated less favourably than another in a comparable situation
  • Indirect discrimination occurs when an apparently neutral practice puts a person at a particular disadvantage compared with other persons.
 
Individuals may file complaints to the following entities:


INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNAL (DIER)
  • If the employer does not follow the conditions of work;
  • If the employee is being discriminated against on the basis of sex/gender and family responsibilities, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, racial or ethnic origin, and gender identity in employment.


More information can be found here


THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE PROMOTION OF EQUALITY (NCPE)
  • When an individual is being discriminated against on the basis of gender and family responsibilities, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, racial or ethnic origin, and gender identity in employment; banks and financial institutions, as well as education. 
  • ​If an individual is being discriminated against on the basis of racial/ethnic origin or gender in the provision of goods and services and their supply.​

More information can be found here



OMBUDSMAN

The Ombudsman investigates complaints by those alleging that there has been an infringement of their economic, social and cultural rights arising from maladministration caused by involuntary or intentional mishandling of executive power or by improper, unreasonable or inadequate conduct on the part of the public authorities concerned.

More information can be found here​



POLICE BOARD

Residents are entitled to an efficient and fair service from the Malta Police Force. Residents may complain if they feel that the Police Force has not met these expectations.​

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THE NATIONAL COMMISSION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITY (KNDP)

The National Commission Persons with Disability (KNPD) investigates breach of rights arising from discrimination on the basis of disability.​

More information can be found here



Last updated in June 2014.​