Assessing the existence of an equal opportunities plan

Upon application, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights will conduct an assessment of whether an equal opportunities plan was adopted by an employer required to do so.

Kulcsszavak: discrimination, Equal Treatment Act, segregation, harassment, retaliation, equal opportunities, accessibility, plan

Budgetary authorities (e.g. ministries, healthcare and educational institutions) and state-owned companies (e.g. MÁV Zrt., Magyar Posta Zrt.) with more than 50 employees are required to adopt an equal opportunities plan.

You may submit an application for the assessment of the adoption of an equal opportunities plan if you are personally affected by the existence or absence of an equal opportunities plan (you are an employee of the employer) or represent a civil society and advocacy organisation providing legal protection to the persons concerned (e.g. trade union). The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights only assesses the existence of the equal opportunities plan, but not its content.

The application may be submitted:

Administrative proceedings may not be initiated by applications submitted by email.

 

Your application must include the following:

 

You may use an interpreter or sign language interpreter in the course of the procedure conducted by the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights. Please note that the application detailed above must specifically include the need for language arrangements and the involvement of a sign language interpreter.

Deadline for the client: the procedure may only be initiated if the breach became known less than 1 year ago and occurred less than 3 years ago.

Deadline for the relevant authority: the procedure will be handled within 75 days of receipt of the application. If the interests of a minor are clearly threatened, this deadline is up to 45 days.

Documentary evidence for your employment (or any other arrangement for the performance of work) by the employer required to have an equal opportunities plan.

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights conducts this procedure free of charge.

Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, Directorate-General for Equal Treatment

If you disagree with the decision made by the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, you may appeal against the decision by bringing administrative proceedings before the Budapest-Capital Regional Court within 30 days of delivery.

Administrative proceedings may also be initiated against the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights at the Budapest-Capital Regional Court if the Commissioner fails to provide a reply.

The official language of the procedure is Hungarian. Clients who do not know Hungarian may request that the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights consider their application in their native language or in a pivot language.

If the foreign language used by a client is not spoken by the administrator, an interpreter has to be used.

 

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Act CXI of 2011 on the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights

Act CXXV of 2003 on Equal Treatment and the Promotion of Equal Opportunities

Act CL of 2016 on General Public Administration Procedures

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