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AGG (GETA) – Information for Employees

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This course deals with the General Equal Treatment Act – GETA (Das Allgemeine Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG) and provides information for employees. The General Equal Treatment Act entered into force on 18 August 2006 and affects both civil law and employment law. This course deals with the employment law consequences of the Act. The aim of this course is to inform all employees of the basic content of the General Equal Treatment Act and its consequences in their day-to-day work. Please note that this course is not Section 508 (Accessibility) compliant.

Target Audience
All employees


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AGG (GETA) – Information for Employees

  • state the purpose of the Act
  • name six characteristics in respect of which discrimination is not permitted
  • define the circle of persons affected by the General Equal Treatment Act
  • identify the employment-law scope of the Act
  • differentiate between the four different types of discrimination
  • recognise the scope of discriminatory conduct
  • recognise to what extent an occupational requirement justifies an exception to the fundamental prohibition of discrimination
  • define the circumstances in which unequal treatment on grounds of age is permissible
  • identify the scope and meaning of the prohibition of discrimination
  • explain the employment-law consequences of a violation of the prohibition of discrimination
  • identify the rights available in the event of discrimination
  • describe the pre-requisites for compensation and damages
  • assess the standard of proof in the GETA
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