The equal treatment commission CGB received more complaints about ageism than any other form of discrimination last year, according to the organisation’s 2008 report.
In total, 25% of the 432 complaints submitted to the commission focused on age, 17% on race and 13% on sex. Complaints about discrimination on religious grounds accounted for 8% of the total.
Discrimination at work accounted for 58% of the cases.
The commission’s rulings are not legally binding but were accepted by both sides in 79% of cases, the report says.
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