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Unfair Treatment

Danish law prohibits discrimination in the labour market

The regulations against discrimination protect employees against discrimination on the grounds race, skin colour, religion or belief, sexual orientation, political opinion, age, disability, and national, social or ethnic origin. You are protected by this prohibition against discrimination at all stages of employment including in recruitment, during employment, and dismissal.

If you have been subject to illegal discriminatory treatment in your workplace, you can file a complaint with the Board of Equal Treatment. Filing a complaint is free. If your claim is upheld you are entitled to compensation. You can contact the Board of Equal Treatment by writing to the National Social Appeals Board at ast@ast.dk.

Restrictions in the right to free movement

Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment (STAR) is the national contact point on equal treatment and support to European workers and members of their family if these experience unfair treatment on the basis of nationality or restrictions in the right to free movement as an international worker. 

Please send an email inquiry to ContactPointDenmark@star.dk, if:

  • you are a national from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland
  • you or your family members have experienced discrimination on grounds of nationality, unjustified restrictions or obstacles to your right to free movement in Denmark

The Agency will then ensure that the responsible authority will reply to the inquiry. All inquiries must be written in English or Danish.

Read Directive 2014/54/EU on measures facilitating the exercise of rights conferred on workers in the context of freedom of movement for workers for full information on rights.

Link to Directive 2014/54/EU(new tab)