Are Your Rights Being Violated?

If individuals, companies, institutions, and organizations, believe a member of their community has been violated they can look to the Complaints Committee on Equality, whether it be for someone else or themself. The Committee’s job is to take on cases, write up and rule if an article of act no. 150/2020 on Equal Status and Rights irrespective of Gender, the Act on Equal Treatment on the Labour Market no. 86/2018 or/and act on Equal Treatment of Individuals Irrespective of Race or National Origin no. 85/2018 have been violated according to art. 8 of act no. 151/2020.

The committee’s verdicts are binding although the parties are allowed to take up the matter within a court of law. The Directure of Equality can, at the request of the complainant, follow up on the matter after the verdict of the committee is enforced. The Directure of Equality can also have the initiative to refer cases to the committee if they have a reason to believe that businesses or organizations violate the act according to par. 2. Art. 9. On act no.151/2020.

If an individual or a group believes that their rights have been violated, it is always possible to seek help from the Directure of Equality and they will be able to guide them in the process of filing a complaint to the Complaint Committee on Equality.