Natural Persons — Economic Actors — Non-Discrimination Law

Original Language Title: Fizisko personu — saimnieciskās darbības veicēju — diskriminācijas aizlieguma likums

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: individual perpetrators of economic activity — — the prohibition of discrimination in article 1 of the law. The aim of the law is to define the different treatment of the prohibition on physical person who conducts economic activities (economic operator), offering it a product or a service, selling a product or providing a service. 2. article. Offering a product or service that you sell a product or provide a service for whom the economic activities of his economic activities, prohibited different treatment of gender, race or ethnic origin. 3. article. (1) different attitudes to economic actors is allowed if the product or service offering, the sale of goods or the provision of services only or mainly one gender, racial or ethnic origin is objectively justified by a legitimate aim, which is to achieve the means chosen are proportionate.
(2) the Different treatment of the ban does not affect the contractual freedom, except where the Contracting Parties the choice is based on a person's gender, race or ethnic origin. 4. article. (1) If, in the event of a dispute, economic analyst points to circumstances that might justify his direct or indirect discrimination on grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, the seller or the service provider is obliged to prove that different treatment is not a violation of the prohibition.
(2) in this article, the term "discrimination" and they satisfy the consumer protection law the terminology. 5. article. If the different treatment is a violation of the prohibition, the economic operator is entitled to require that the goods he sold or services provided, as well as seek damages and compensation for moral damages. In case of dispute, compensation for moral harm shall be determined by the Court. 6. article. If the different treatment of the prohibition or ban lead to adverse consequences is violated, the economic operator in accordance with the Ombudsman's law may receive legal aid, as well as in the law courts. 7. article. Forbidden to directly or indirectly generate economic effects analyst, if he this law in defending their rights. Informative reference to European Union directives, the law includes provisions resulting from: 1) of the Council of 29 June 2000, Directive 2000/43/EC implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin;
2) Council 13 December 2004, Directive 2004/113/EC implementing the principle of equal treatment for men and women in the access to and supply of goods and services. The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation.
The Parliament adopted the law of 21 May 2009. President Valdis Zatlers in Riga V 2009 June 9