Belgium expands protection from gender discrimination

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Belgian gender equality legislation now includes six additional criteria aimed at protecting individuals from gender discrimination — medically assisted reproduction, gender characteristic, breastfeeding, paternity, co-motherhood and adoption. Pregnancy, childbirth, maternity, and gender change, identity or expression were already considered differences based on gender.

Now, any difference based on these six new criteria could amount to gender discrimination. The changes feature in a revised Gender Equality Law (French and Dutch) published on 28 Feb 2020.

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Fiona Webster
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Principal, Mercer’s Law & Policy Group

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