1. 1 Prologues
  2. 2 Introduction
  3. 3 Equality of treatment and non-discrimination
    1. 3.1 Concepts
    2. 3.2 Action guidelines
  4. 4 Integration in the labour market as an element of value
  5. 5 Fostering full accessibility
  6. 6 Relationships with suppliers and subcontractors
  7. 7 Social action
  8. 8 Communication as a responsible tool
  9. 9 How to implement CSR-D
  10. 10 Self-diagnosis questionnaire
  11. 11 CSR-D report patterns and follow-up indicators
  12. 12 Relevant European and international legislation
  13. 13 Glossary
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European Directive 2000/78 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation (article 1) describes equal treatment as:

Equal treatment shall mean that there shall not be any direct or indirect discrimination” on the ground of disability.

Discrimination can be direct or indirect carried out:

Direct discrimination shall be taken to occur where one person is treated less favourably than another is, has been or would be treated in a comparable situation on the grounds of disability.

Indirect discrimination shall be taken to occur when an apparently neutral provision, criterion or practice would put people with a disability at a particular disadvantage compared to other people, unless that provision, criterion or practice is objectively justified by a legitimate aim and the means of achieving that aim are appropriate and necessary.

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