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20 MPs Proposing Rada Forbid Sexual Orientation Discrimination At Work

They suggest respective amendments to the current Labour Code.

Twenty Members of Parliament are proposing that the Verkhovna Rada forbid discrimination in the workplace on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, reads draft law No.3442 registered with the Rada on November 10.

They suggest respective amendments to the current Labour Code.

The bill is to prohibit any discrimination at work, specifically in/-direct limitation of employees' rights depending on race, sex, political, religious or other convictions, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, state of health, suspicion or existence of HIV/AIDS, family status, material situation, place of residence, participation in strikes, intention or production before court or other bodies for defending one' rights, on language or other grounds not related to work or conditions of its performance.

The draftspersons are MPs Ivanna Klimpusch-Tsintsadze, Iryna Heraschenko, Ihor Hryniv, Svitlana Zalischuk, Maria Ionova, Ivan Melnychuk, Serhii Leschenko, Olha Chervakova, Vitalii Chepynoha, Vladyslav Holub, Volodymyr Ariyev, Oleksii Poroshenko, Iryna Lutsenko and Mustafa Nayem (Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction), Hryhorii Nemyria and Olena Kondratiuk (Batkivschyna All-Ukrainian Association faction) and Viktoriya Ptashnyk (non-affiliated).

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the Verkhovna Rada on November 5 passed in first reading the redraft Labour Code.

Meanwhile, the parliament rejected an amendment (bill No.1658) prohibiting discrimination of employees on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.

This bill is required for Ukraine's fulfillment of the European Union Visa Liberalisation Action Plan (VLAP).

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