In 2021, among the 245 cases processed by the Center for Equal Treatment (CET), 60 cases were racial or ethnic origin as a ground of discrimination, 48 cases disability, 43 gender, 10 cases age, 9 cases sexual orientation and 9 cases from religion. In addition, 16 cases belonged to the Multiple Discrimination category and 50 to the Other category.
124 cases have been resolved, 19 cases are still ongoing. In 55 cases the petitioners withdrew, in 41 cases there was no possibility to prove any form of discrimination and in 6 cases there was no right of intervention.
The CET also systematically analyzed the vacancies published in 2021 and identified 82 vacancies that violated equal treatment. 78 offers were discriminated based on gender, 3 based on age and gender and one based on age.
Racial discrimination on the rise in 2021
The CET detailed and explained these figures when presenting its annual report to the Minister for Family and Integration, Corinne Cahen. CET President Patrick Hurst explained that in 2021, for the first time, not disability, but rather ethnic origin and skin color will be the most common grounds for discrimination.
In this context, the study “Racism and ethno-racial discrimination in Luxembourg” by the Center for Intercultural and Social Studies and Training (CEFIS) and the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) was carried out in close cooperation with the Department of Integration of das Ministry of Family, Integration and Greater Region, also stressed the importance of services such as the CET, which is a contact point for people who are victims of racial discrimination.
The Minister thanked the CET, which is an important and complementary partner in the fight against all forms of discrimination and helps to strengthen the rights of people who are discriminated against.
About the Center for Equal Treatment (CET)
Created by the law of November 28, 2006, the CET undertakes to promote, analyze and monitor the equal treatment of all people without discrimination on the basis of racial or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability and age.
Communicated by the Ministry of Family, Integration and Greater Region