The Netherlands has strong anti-discrimination legislation, it’s just that no-one ever mentions it
Translated by Thomas Ansell
“Sorry, we’re only looking for a Dutch renter”. “You can’t have this job because you won’t fit our company culture”. “No, I’ve never heard of that festival- so no time off.” If you’ve ever heard any of these sentences (or read them), you’ve probably been the victim of discrimination. Despite the Netherlands holding itself up as the gold-standard country for equal rights, it sometimes feels like the reality is something a bit different.
There are, however, really very strong anti-discrimination laws in place in the Netherlands, and the Anti-Discrimination Centre in Groningen is the place to get supported (legally, and for free), educated, and informed. The Centre will be holding a ‘meeting for expats’ on September 8, and are hoping to use the meeting to gain a better insight into how they can better help International people in Groningen.
The event will include an explainer on anti-discrimination legislation in the Netherlands, and workshop, and an introduction into how the organisation works. To sign up, just send an email to email@example.com
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