Entry #12237: LGBT employment discrimination in Kazakhstan

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RegionKazakhstan
IssueLGBT employment discrimination
StatusSexual orientation and gender identity
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionAccording to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal. Even though neither sexuality nor gender identity is included explicitly, the official list of mental illnesses of the Republic of Kazakhstan does not include either of the sexualities nor gender identities. And therefore, since a person does not have any reason to be considered incompetent, they have the right to be employed (Article 24 of the Constitution). And therefore, discrimination in employment in Kazakhstan is completely protected
Sourceshttps://www.akorda.kz/en/official_documents/constitution https://adilet.zan.kz/rus/docs/V1500010858#z6


Revision History (22)

Revision by cihalcoc. Discrimination in employment is illegal

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Value(REMOVED)Sexual orientation and gender identity
Value SpecialAmbiguousSexual orientation and gender identity
NoteAccording to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal, however, neither sexuality nor gender identity is included explicitlyAccording to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal. Even though neither sexuality nor gender identity is included explicitly, the official list of mental illnesses of the Republic of Kazakhstan does not include either of the sexualities nor gender identities. And therefore, since a person does not have any reason to be considered incompetent, they have the right to be employed (Article 24 of the Constitution). And therefore, discrimination in employment in Kazakhstan is completely protected
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According to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal, however, neither sexuality nor gender identity is included explicitly illegal. Even though neither sexuality nor gender identity is included explicitly, the official list of mental illnesses of the Republic of Kazakhstan does not include either of the sexualities nor gender identities. And therefore, since a person does not have any reason to be considered incompetent, they have the right to be employed (Article 24 of the Constitution). And therefore, discrimination in employment in Kazakhstan is completely protected
Sourceshttps://www.akorda.kz/en/official_documents/constitutionhttps://www.akorda.kz/en/official_documents/constitution
https://adilet.zan.kz/rus/docs/V1500010858#z6
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https://www.akorda.kz/en/official_documents/constitution https://www.akorda.kz/en/official_documents/constitution https://adilet.zan.kz/rus/docs/V1500010858#z6

Revision by cihalcoc. Incorrect status

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ValueNo protections(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous
NoteNo protections. On the official website of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, written "No one shall be subject to any discrimination for reasons of origin, social, property status, occupation, sex, race, nationality, language, attitude towards religion, convictions, place of residence or any other circumstances". The sentence "any other circumstances" cannot be considered as anti-discrimination protection for LGBT since not all people consider "LGBT discrimination" as discrimination. This also applied to all countries that have "any other circumstances" without including sexual orientation like Indonesia.According to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal, however, neither sexuality nor gender identity is included explicitly
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No protections. On the official website of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, written "No one shall be subject to any discrimination for reasons of origin, social, property status, occupation, sex, race, nationality, language, attitude towards religion, convictions, place of residence or any other circumstances". The sentence "any other circumstances" cannot be considered as anti-discrimination protection for LGBT since not all people consider "LGBT discrimination" as discrimination. This also applied to all countries that have "any other circumstances" without including sexual orientation like Indonesia. According to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal, however, neither sexuality nor gender identity is included explicitly

Revision by danlev. Removing discussions and rearraging sections. Please do not use the "Source" or "Notes" section to write messages to other edits. Please join our Discord if you want to discuss. See Equaldex's guidelines on descriptions.

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NoteNo protections. No protections. On the official website of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, written "No one shall be subject to any discrimination for reasons of origin, social, property status, occupation, sex, race, nationality, language, attitude towards religion, convictions, place of residence or any other circumstances". The sentence "any other circumstances" cannot be considered as anti-discrimination protection for LGBT since not all people consider "LGBT discrimination" as discrimination. This also applied to all countries that have "any other circumstances" without including sexual orientation like Indonesia.
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No protections. On the official website of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, written "No one shall be subject to any discrimination for reasons of origin, social, property status, occupation, sex, race, nationality, language, attitude towards religion, convictions, place of residence or any other circumstances". The sentence "any other circumstances" cannot be considered as anti-discrimination protection for LGBT since not all people consider "LGBT discrimination" as discrimination. This also applied to all countries that have "any other circumstances" without including sexual orientation like Indonesia.
SourcesThere was a claim that Kazakhstan government protects LGBT people in employment after 2022 referendum. But the claimants failed to put any source. Instead, they told people to not change this section and left this section unsourced.

On the official website of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, written "No one shall be subject to any discrimination for reasons of origin, social, property status, occupation, sex, race, nationality, language, attitude towards religion, convictions, place of residence or any other circumstances". The sentence "any other circumstances" cannot be considered as anti-discrimination protection for LGBT since not all people consider "LGBT discrimination" as discrimination. This also applied to all countries that have "any other circumstances" without including sexual orientation like Indonesia. Source: https://www.akorda.kz/en/official_documents/constitution
https://www.akorda.kz/en/official_documents/constitution
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There was a claim that Kazakhstan government protects LGBT people in employment after 2022 referendum. But the claimants failed to put any source. Instead, they told people to not change this section and left this section unsourced. On the official website of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, written "No one shall be subject to any discrimination for reasons of origin, social, property status, occupation, sex, race, nationality, language, attitude towards religion, convictions, place of residence or any other circumstances". The sentence "any other circumstances" cannot be considered as anti-discrimination protection for LGBT since not all people consider "LGBT discrimination" as discrimination. This also applied to all countries that have "any other circumstances" without including sexual orientation like Indonesia. Source: https://www.akorda.kz/en/official_documents/constitution

Revision by randygolfman. Remove false claim

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ValueSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
Start Date2022(NONE)
NoteAny kind of discrimination in employment is illegal



STOP CHANGING IT! DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT IS NO LONGER LEGAL IN KAZAKHSTAN!
No protections.
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Any kind of discrimination in employment is illegal STOP CHANGING IT! DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT IS NO LONGER LEGAL IN KAZAKHSTAN! No protections.
SourcesA bill protecting people from any kind of discrimination in employment which included both sexuality and gender identity was signed as a result of the 2022 referendum There was a claim that Kazakhstan government protects LGBT people in employment after 2022 referendum. But the claimants failed to put any source. Instead, they told people to not change this section and left this section unsourced.

On the official website of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, written "No one shall be subject to any discrimination for reasons of origin, social, property status, occupation, sex, race, nationality, language, attitude towards religion, convictions, place of residence or any other circumstances". The sentence "any other circumstances" cannot be considered as anti-discrimination protection for LGBT since not all people consider "LGBT discrimination" as discrimination. This also applied to all countries that have "any other circumstances" without including sexual orientation like Indonesia. Source: https://www.akorda.kz/en/official_documents/constitution
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A bill protecting people from any kind of discrimination in employment which included both sexuality and gender identity was signed as a result of the 2022 referendum There was a claim that Kazakhstan government protects LGBT people in employment after 2022 referendum. But the claimants failed to put any source. Instead, they told people to not change this section and left this section unsourced. On the official website of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, written "No one shall be subject to any discrimination for reasons of origin, social, property status, occupation, sex, race, nationality, language, attitude towards religion, convictions, place of residence or any other circumstances". The sentence "any other circumstances" cannot be considered as anti-discrimination protection for LGBT since not all people consider "LGBT discrimination" as discrimination. This also applied to all countries that have "any other circumstances" without including sexual orientation like Indonesia. Source: https://www.akorda.kz/en/official_documents/constitution

Revision by cihalcoc. Somebody keeps changing it

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NoteAny kind of discrimination in employment is illegalAny kind of discrimination in employment is illegal



STOP CHANGING IT! DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT IS NO LONGER LEGAL IN KAZAKHSTAN!
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Any kind of discrimination in employment is illegal illegal STOP CHANGING IT! DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT IS NO LONGER LEGAL IN KAZAKHSTAN!
Reports (4)
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "Source? Note that "any discrimination" is not a sign of LGBT employment protection because the government may not consider LGBT discrimination as discrimination. This also applied to other countries like Indonesia."
  • Note field is incorrect
  • All information is correct, just adding sources "A newer law has been passed describing how any kind of discrimination or hate towards people of specific gender identity or sexuality is illegal."

Revision by cihalcoc. Incorrect status

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Value(REMOVED)Sexual orientation and gender identity
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)

Revision by Turnopi_karnavara. Small edit

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ValueSexual orientation and gender identity(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous

Revision by cihalcoc. Incorrect status

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Value(REMOVED)Sexual orientation and gender identity
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)

Revision by Turnopi_karnavara. Small edit

Old Value New Value
ValueSexual orientation and gender identity(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous

Revision by cihalcoc. Incorrect status

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Value(REMOVED)Sexual orientation and gender identity
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)
Reports (1)
  • Sources are invalid or broken

Revision by Turnopi_karnavara. Small edit

Old Value New Value
ValueSexual orientation and gender identity(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous

Revision by cihalcoc. Incorrect status

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Value(REMOVED)Sexual orientation and gender identity
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)
NoteNo laws that explicitly protect sexual orientation and gender identityAny kind of discrimination in employment is illegal
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No laws that explicitly protect sexual orientation and gender identity Any kind of discrimination in employment is illegal
Sourcesno laws that explicitly protect sexual orientation and gender identityA bill protecting people from any kind of discrimination in employment which included both sexuality and gender identity was signed as a result of the 2022 referendum
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no laws that explicitly protect sexual orientation and gender identity A bill protecting people from any kind of discrimination in employment which included both sexuality and gender identity was signed as a result of the 2022 referendum

Revision by Turnopi_karnavara. Small edit

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ValueSexual orientation and gender identity(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous
NoteAny kind of discrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan since 2022, including sexuality and gender identity No laws that explicitly protect sexual orientation and gender identity
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Any kind of discrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan since 2022, including sexuality and gender identity No laws that explicitly protect sexual orientation and gender identity
SourcesA bill became law after being signed as a result of the 2022 referendumno laws that explicitly protect sexual orientation and gender identity
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A bill became law after being signed as a result of the 2022 referendum no laws that explicitly protect sexual orientation and gender identity

Revision by cihalcoc. Incorrect status

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ValueNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Start Date(NONE)2022
NoteLGBTQ+ labor discrimination is not punished. If a person, for example, is not hired or fired because of sexual orientation or gender identity, the law does not protect him or her.Any kind of discrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan since 2022, including sexuality and gender identity
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LGBTQ+ labor discrimination is not punished. If a person, for example, is not hired or fired because of sexual orientation or gender identity, the law does not protect him or her. Any kind of discrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan since 2022, including sexuality and gender identity
Sourceshttps://masa.media/ru/site/ne-raduzhnye-zakony-kak-kazakhstanskoe-zakonodatelstvo-zashchishchaet-predstaviteley-lgbtkA bill became law after being signed as a result of the 2022 referendum
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https://masa.media/ru/site/ne-raduzhnye-zakony-kak-kazakhstanskoe-zakonodatelstvo-zashchishchaet-predstaviteley-lgbtk A bill became law after being signed as a result of the 2022 referendum

Revision by Turnopi_karnavara. Small edit

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ValueSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
Start Date2022(NONE)
NoteDiscrimination in employment is illegalLGBTQ+ labor discrimination is not punished. If a person, for example, is not hired or fired because of sexual orientation or gender identity, the law does not protect him or her.
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Discrimination in employment is illegal LGBTQ+ labor discrimination is not punished. If a person, for example, is not hired or fired because of sexual orientation or gender identity, the law does not protect him or her.
SourcesDuring the 2022 referendum, a bill restricting discrimination in employment was signed which included sexuality and gender identity, as wellhttps://masa.media/ru/site/ne-raduzhnye-zakony-kak-kazakhstanskoe-zakonodatelstvo-zashchishchaet-predstaviteley-lgbtk
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During the 2022 referendum, a bill restricting discrimination in employment was signed which included sexuality and gender identity, as well https://masa.media/ru/site/ne-raduzhnye-zakony-kak-kazakhstanskoe-zakonodatelstvo-zashchishchaet-predstaviteley-lgbtk

Revision by cihalcoc. Incorrect status

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ValueNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
NoteThere are no explicit discrimination protections for gender identity or sexual orientation in Kazakhstan’s Labour Code. The generic catch all “other circumstances” is never enforced for queer people.Discrimination in employment is illegal
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There are no explicit discrimination protections for gender identity or sexual orientation in Kazakhstan’s Labour Code. The generic catch all “other circumstances” is never enforced for queer people. Discrimination in employment is illegal
Sources“No one may be subjected to any discrimination in the exercise of labor rights on grounds of origin, social, official and property status, gender, race, nationality, language, attitude to religion, beliefs, place of residence, age or physical disabilities, membership in public associations or other circumstances.“

https://kodeksy-kz.com/ka/trudovoj_kodeks/6.htm Original in russian
During the 2022 referendum, a bill restricting discrimination in employment was signed which included sexuality and gender identity, as well
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“No one may be subjected to any discrimination in the exercise of labor rights on grounds of origin, social, official and property status, gender, race, nationality, language, attitude to religion, beliefs, place of residence, age or physical disabilities, membership in public associations or other circumstances.“ https://kodeksy-kz.com/ka/trudovoj_kodeks/6.htm Original in russian During the 2022 referendum, a bill restricting discrimination in employment was signed which included sexuality and gender identity, as well

Revision by Gor154. Changed inaccurate classification to better reflect the realities of Kazakhstan

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ValueSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
NoteSince 2022, discrimination in employment is illegal in KazakhstanThere are no explicit discrimination protections for gender identity or sexual orientation in Kazakhstan’s Labour Code. The generic catch all “other circumstances” is never enforced for queer people.
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Since 2022, discrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan There are no explicit discrimination protections for gender identity or sexual orientation in Kazakhstan’s Labour Code. The generic catch all “other circumstances” is never enforced for queer people.
Sourcesold one was fake“No one may be subjected to any discrimination in the exercise of labor rights on grounds of origin, social, official and property status, gender, race, nationality, language, attitude to religion, beliefs, place of residence, age or physical disabilities, membership in public associations or other circumstances.“

https://kodeksy-kz.com/ka/trudovoj_kodeks/6.htm Original in russian
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old one was fake “No one may be subjected to any discrimination in the exercise of labor rights on grounds of origin, social, official and property status, gender, race, nationality, language, attitude to religion, beliefs, place of residence, age or physical disabilities, membership in public associations or other circumstances.“ https://kodeksy-kz.com/ka/trudovoj_kodeks/6.htm Original in russian

Revision by cihalcoc. Incorrect status

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ValueNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity

Revision by cihalcoc. Incorrect status

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Noteno protectionsSince 2022, discrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan
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no protections Since 2022, discrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan

Revision by Samuel_NOT_Samuele. added

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ValueSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
NoteDiscrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan no protections
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Discrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan no protections
SourcesI live in Kazakhstanold one was fake
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I live in Kazakhstan old one was fake

Revision by cihalcoc. It's now illegal

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Value(REMOVED)Sexual orientation and gender identity
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)
NoteDiscrimination in employment is not illegal in Kazakhstan Discrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan
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Discrimination in employment is not illegal in Kazakhstan
Sourcesold one was fake lolI live in Kazakhstan
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old one was fake lol I live in Kazakhstan

Revision by Samuel_NOT_Samuele. added information

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ValueSexual orientation and gender identity(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous
NoteDiscrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan Discrimination in employment is not illegal in Kazakhstan
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Discrimination in employment is illegal in Kazakhstan not illegal in Kazakhstan
SourcesMy citizenshipold one was fake lol
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My citizenship old one was fake lol
Reports (7)
  • Status is not correct "The constitution is a piece of paper in Kazakhstan, empty platitudes about no discrimination in the text do not reflect the realities of life."
  • Newer law has been passed "There's no such law"
  • Date is incorrect
  • Status is not correct "Please, delete this entry. All information is wrong, no sources are listed. Someone had vandalised this country's article."
  • Sources are invalid or broken ""my citizenship" is not a source at all"
  • Status is not correct "No protections in employment "
  • Sources are invalid or broken "Someone's citizenship is not valid source"

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