Ensuring compensation for discrimination
Context: Without rapid, low-cost, easily accessible and risk-free procedures to obtain just compensation in the event of discrimination, the rights set out in law remain largely theoretical. Appeal procedures laid down in legislation are used very little or have not been effective in practice, because victims are reluctant to press for their rights before appeal bodies out of fear of the consequences that such action might have, notably on their employment situation. When they do appeal, they face the obstacle of providing proof of the alleged discrimination and their case may fail because they are not in a position to present it properly. Furthermore, the remedies and penalties for violations may be inadequate or ineffective.
Implementation: ILO is especially concerned with this issue, notably in relation to equal remuneration, especially in the case of women workers.
Type Classification: F: Exceptional strategies