Poland - Public radio broadcaster found guilty of breaking the principle of equal treatment - November 30, 2019

On 2 September 2017, radio journalist Dorota Nygren wrote a story about a 53-year old man in Italy who spat at an Italian priest. She decided not to mention the man’s national origin as this would be discriminatory. The editor of the broadcaster threatened her with dismissal and she was later transferred to another department on a lower salary. In 2018 Nygren brought a court case against her employer, a case she won on 8 November when the radio broadcasting was found guilty of breaking the principle of equal treatment and the court ordered the payment of compensation for the discrimination and the correction of the plaintiff’s reduced salary.

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