Act of 20 April 2004 on the promotion of employment and labour market institutions (Journal of Laws 2004 No. 99, item 1001)

 

Article 2a – The provisions of the Act protect the principle of equal treatment in access to and use of the labour market services and labour market measures, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, beliefs, opinions, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Article 19cThe employment agency and the entities referred to in Article 18c cannot discriminate the person for whom they search employment or other gainful work on grounds of sex, age, disability, race, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual orientation, political beliefs and religion or due to membership to a trade union.

Article 36 paragraph 4 indent 3Job placement for the unemployed, job seekers and employers is carried out by poviat and voivodeship labour offices free of charge, according to the rules on: (…) equality – meaning the obligation to provide all the unemployed and job seekers with assistance in finding employment or other gainful work, regardless of gender, age, disability, race, religion, nationality, political beliefs, trade union membership, ethnic origin, religion or sexual orientation.

Article 36 paragraph 5eThe poviat labour office cannot accept a job offer, if the employer has job requirements that violate the principle of equal treatment in employment within the meaning of labour law provisions and may discriminate against candidates for job vacancies, in particular on grounds of gender, age, disability, race, religion, nationality, political beliefs, trade union membership, ethnic origin, religion or sexual orientation.

The Act on the promotion of employment and labour market institutions includes direct reference to the issue of equality. The principle cannot be violated by any provisions concerning the acceptance of people to work, job placements, the creations of job offers, etc. The Act directly expresses the principle of non-discrimination on the grounds set out in the Act, such as: gender, age, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, etc. Inclusion of such regulation in one of the main legal Acts on tasks of the state in terms of ensuring full and productive employment and market policy indicates that the issue of discrimination in this area is particularly noticeable and the state should openly lead prevention of any forms of discrimination in this area.