Entry #381: LGBT discrimination in Poland

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RegionPoland
IssueLGBT discrimination
StatusIllegal in some contexts
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionArticles 11-3 and 18-3a of the Labour Code (1997), as amended in 2003, prohibit direct or indirect discrimination on the basis of "sexual orientation" in employment. Article 94(2b) establishes the employer’s duty to act against such discrimination. Under Article 8(1), the prohibition on discrimination based on "sexual orientation" is contained in the Law on Equal Treatment (2010) applies to employment and access to labour market instruments and services. There is no legal protection in all other areas.
Sourceshttps://database.ilga.org/poland-lgbti http://www.non-discrimination.net/content/media/2010-PL-Summary%20country%20Report%20LN_final.pdf


Revision History (22)

Revision by Nathan. Status correction

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueIllegalIllegal in some contexts
NoteEU effectively bans discrimination in Poland.Articles 11-3 and 18-3a of the Labour Code (1997), as amended in 2003, prohibit direct or indirect discrimination on the basis of "sexual orientation" in employment. Article 94(2b) establishes the employer’s duty to act against such discrimination. Under Article 8(1), the prohibition on discrimination based on "sexual orientation" is contained in the Law on Equal Treatment (2010) applies to employment and access to labour market instruments and services. There is no legal protection in all other areas.
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EU effectively bans discrimination in Poland. Articles 11-3 and 18-3a of the Labour Code (1997), as amended in 2003, prohibit direct or indirect discrimination on the basis of "sexual orientation" in employment. Article 94(2b) establishes the employer’s duty to act against such discrimination. Under Article 8(1), the prohibition on discrimination based on "sexual orientation" is contained in the Law on Equal Treatment (2010) applies to employment and access to labour market instruments and services. There is no legal protection in all other areas.
Sourceshttp://www.non-discrimination.net/content/media/2010-PL-Summary%20country%20Report%20LN_final.pdf
https://database.ilga.org/poland-lgbti
http://www.non-discrimination.net/content/media/2010-PL-Summary%20country%20Report%20LN_final.pdf
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http://www.non-discrimination.net/content/media/2010-PL-Summary%20country%20Report%20LN_final.pdf https://database.ilga.org/poland-lgbti http://www.non-discrimination.net/content/media/2010-PL-Summary%20country%20Report%20LN_final.pdf

Revision by aesper. literal misinformation

Old Value New Value
ValueNo protectionsIllegal
NoteLittle to No protections for LGBTQ+ in Poland, Ilga Europe named it the worst country in the EU to be LGBTQ+ for that very reason EU effectively bans discrimination in Poland.
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Little to No protections for LGBTQ+ in Poland, Ilga Europe named it the worst country in the EU to be LGBTQ+ for that very reason effectively bans discrimination in Poland.

Revision by Canadianstudent03. Little to No protections for LGBTQ+ in Poland, Ilga Europe named it the worst country in the EU to be LGBTQ+ for that very reason

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegalNo protections
Start DateJan 1, 2003(NONE)
NoteEU laws restrict any form of LGBT+ discrimination.Little to No protections for LGBTQ+ in Poland, Ilga Europe named it the worst country in the EU to be LGBTQ+ for that very reason
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EU laws restrict any form of LGBT+ discrimination. Little to No protections for LGBTQ+ in Poland, Ilga Europe named it the worst country in the EU to be LGBTQ+ for that very reason

Revision by aesper. fixed

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ValueNo protectionsIllegal
NoteDiscrimination against LGBTQI+ individuals in Poland is very limited and almost nonexistent outside of Poland. This is why it performs poorly in LGBTQI+ rights indexes. Mods without sources have changed this entry to something innacurate EU laws restrict any form of LGBT+ discrimination.
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Discrimination against LGBTQI+ individuals in Poland is very limited and almost nonexistent outside of Poland. This is why it performs poorly in LGBTQI+ rights indexes. Mods without sources have changed this entry to something innacurate EU laws restrict any form of LGBT+ discrimination.
Reports (3)
  • Status is not correct "Poland does not care abput the eu regulations discrimination is wide and rampant"
  • Status is not correct "No actual law has been passed protecting people from discrimination based on sexuality and/or gender identity, it's not recognised in the Constitution (even though the EU law says it should be)"
  • Newer law has been passed "There is no law to protect lgbt people from any other form of discrimination than in employment. The fact that discrimination cases are not reported is because gay people are afraid to face more discrimination from authorities, not because they don't exist. Polish authorities don't follow EU regulations."

Revision by Canadianstudent03. Discrimination against LGBTQI+ individuals in Poland is very limited and almost nonexistent outside of Poland. This is why it performs poorly in LGBTQI+ rights indexes. Mods without sources have changed this entry to something innacurate

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegalNo protections
NoteDiscrimination bannedDiscrimination against LGBTQI+ individuals in Poland is very limited and almost nonexistent outside of Poland. This is why it performs poorly in LGBTQI+ rights indexes. Mods without sources have changed this entry to something innacurate
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Discrimination banned against LGBTQI+ individuals in Poland is very limited and almost nonexistent outside of Poland. This is why it performs poorly in LGBTQI+ rights indexes. Mods without sources have changed this entry to something innacurate

Revision by Samuel_NOT_Samuele. added

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal in some contextsIllegal
NoteDiscrimination protections for LGBTQI+ is incredibly limited in Poland, it’s considered to be one of the worst countries in Europe to be LGBTQI+ for that reason Discrimination banned
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Discrimination protections for LGBTQI+ is incredibly limited in Poland, it’s considered to be one of the worst countries in Europe to be LGBTQI+ for that reason banned

Revision by Canadianstudent03. Discrimination protections for LGBTQI+ is incredibly limited in Poland, it’s considered to be one of the worst countries in Europe to be LGBTQI+ for that reason

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegalIllegal in some contexts
NoteEU anti-discrimination laws.Discrimination protections for LGBTQI+ is incredibly limited in Poland, it’s considered to be one of the worst countries in Europe to be LGBTQI+ for that reason
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EU anti-discrimination laws. Discrimination protections for LGBTQI+ is incredibly limited in Poland, it’s considered to be one of the worst countries in Europe to be LGBTQI+ for that reason

Revision by aesper. Edit.

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NoteDiscrimination of LGBT+ people is incredibly Limited, to the point it gained a 0% score on Ilga Europe for Discrimination Protections. Sweden gained a 75% score in comparison EU anti-discrimination laws.
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Discrimination of LGBT+ people is incredibly Limited, to the point it gained a 0% score on Ilga Europe for Discrimination Protections. Sweden gained a 75% score in comparison EU anti-discrimination laws.

Revision by aesper. Edit.

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal in some contextsIllegal

Revision by Canadianstudent03. Discrimination of LGBT+ people is incredibly Limited, to the point it gained a 0% score on Ilga Europe for Discrimination Protections. Sweden gained a 75% score in comparison

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegalIllegal in some contexts
NoteDiscrimination of LGBT+ people is illegalDiscrimination of LGBT+ people is incredibly Limited, to the point it gained a 0% score on Ilga Europe for Discrimination Protections. Sweden gained a 75% score in comparison
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Discrimination of LGBT+ people is illegal incredibly Limited, to the point it gained a 0% score on Ilga Europe for Discrimination Protections. Sweden gained a 75% score in comparison

Revision by JuliaB. Discrimination of LGBT+ people is illegal

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal in some contextsIllegal
NoteOutside of Employment, Poland has little regarding protections of LGBTQI+ people. The poor situation is the reason why According to Ilga Europe, it’s the worst country in the EU to be LGBTQI+ Discrimination of LGBT+ people is illegal
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Outside of Employment, Poland has little regarding protections of LGBTQI+ people. The poor situation is the reason why According to Ilga Europe, it’s the worst country in the EU to be LGBTQI+ Discrimination of LGBT+ people is illegal

Revision by Canadianstudent03. Incorrect status

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegalIllegal in some contexts
NoteThe Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. No other protections.Outside of Employment, Poland has little regarding protections of LGBTQI+ people. The poor situation is the reason why According to Ilga Europe, it’s the worst country in the EU to be LGBTQI+
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The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. No other protections. Outside of Employment, Poland has little regarding protections of LGBTQI+ people. The poor situation is the reason why According to Ilga Europe, it’s the worst country in the EU to be LGBTQI+
Sourceshttp://www.non-discrimination.net/content/media/2010-PL-Summary%20country%20Report%20LN_final.pdfhttp://www.non-discrimination.net/content/media/2010-PL-Summary%20country%20Report%20LN_final.pdf
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http://www.non-discrimination.net/content/media/2010-PL-Summary%20country%20Report%20LN_final.pdf http://www.non-discrimination.net/content/media/2010-PL-Summary%20country%20Report%20LN_final.pdf

Revision by JuliaB. LGBT+ discrimination is illegal in Poland

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal in some contextsIllegal

Revision by Samuel_NOT_Samuele. added

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegalIllegal in some contexts
Note"The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. This prohibition is also reflected in the new Equal Treatment Law of 2010, which entered into force on 1 January 2011. The Equal Treatment Law bans discrimination in employment based on sex (in Poland, after change of legal gender, transgender persons are subject to the provisions on discrimination based on sex) and sexual orientation. The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. No other protections.
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"The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. This prohibition is also reflected in the new Equal Treatment Law of 2010, which entered into force on 1 January 2011. The Equal Treatment Law bans discrimination in employment based on sex (in Poland, after change of legal gender, transgender persons are subject to the provisions on discrimination based on sex) and sexual orientation. Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. No other protections.

Revision by aesper. status

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal in some contextsIllegal

Revision by Samuel_NOT_Samuele. added

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegalIllegal in some contexts

Revision by JuliaB. discrimination based on gender identity is illegal

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal in some contextsIllegal
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct

Revision by Samuel_NOT_Samuele. added

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegalIllegal in some contexts

Revision by JuliaB. wrong range

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal in some contextsIllegal
Note"The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. This prohibition is also reflected in the new Equal Treatment Law of 2010, which entered into force on 1 January 2011. The Equal Treatment Law bans sexual orientation discrimination in employment only. "The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. This prohibition is also reflected in the new Equal Treatment Law of 2010, which entered into force on 1 January 2011. The Equal Treatment Law bans discrimination in employment based on sex (in Poland, after change of legal gender, transgender persons are subject to the provisions on discrimination based on sex) and sexual orientation.
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"The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. This prohibition is also reflected in the new Equal Treatment Law of 2010, which entered into force on 1 January 2011. The Equal Treatment Law bans sexual orientation discrimination in employment only. based on sex (in Poland, after change of legal gender, transgender persons are subject to the provisions on discrimination based on sex) and sexual orientation.

Revision by chae

Old Value New Value
Value(REMOVED)Illegal in some contexts
Note"The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. This prohibition is also reflected in the new Equal Treatment Law of 2010, which entered into force on 1 January 2011. The Equal Treatment Law bans sexual orientation discrimination in employment only. However it is ambiguous if these laws are enforced in the "LGBT-Free Zones"."The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. This prohibition is also reflected in the new Equal Treatment Law of 2010, which entered into force on 1 January 2011. The Equal Treatment Law bans sexual orientation discrimination in employment only.
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"The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. This prohibition is also reflected in the new Equal Treatment Law of 2010, which entered into force on 1 January 2011. The Equal Treatment Law bans sexual orientation discrimination in employment only. However it is ambiguous if these laws are enforced in the "LGBT-Free Zones".
Reports (1)
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Revision by DuffdeNecker

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal in some contexts(REMOVED)
Note"The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. This prohibition is also reflected in the new Equal Treatment Law of 2010, which entered into force on 1 January 2011. The Equal Treatment Law bans sexual orientation discrimination in employment only. "The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. This prohibition is also reflected in the new Equal Treatment Law of 2010, which entered into force on 1 January 2011. The Equal Treatment Law bans sexual orientation discrimination in employment only. However it is ambiguous if these laws are enforced in the "LGBT-Free Zones".
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\"The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. This prohibition is also reflected in the new Equal Treatment Law of 2010, which entered into force on 1 January 2011. The Equal Treatment Law bans sexual orientation discrimination in employment only. "The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. This prohibition is also reflected in the new Equal Treatment Law of 2010, which entered into force on 1 January 2011. The Equal Treatment Law bans sexual orientation discrimination in employment only. However it is ambiguous if these laws are enforced in the "LGBT-Free Zones".

Revision by vviet93

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueNo protectionsIllegal in some contexts
Start Date(NONE)Jan 1, 2003
Note"The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. This prohibition is also reflected in the new Equal Treatment Law of 2010, which entered into force on 1 January 2011. The Equal Treatment Law bans sexual orientation discrimination in employment only.
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\"The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. This prohibition is also reflected in the new Equal Treatment Law of 2010, which entered into force on 1 January 2011. The Equal Treatment Law bans sexual orientation discrimination in employment only.
Sourceshttp://www.non-discrimination.net/content/media/2010-PL-Summary%20country%20Report%20LN_final.pdf
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http://www.non-discrimination.net/content/media/2010-PL-Summary%20country%20Report%20LN_final.pdf
Reports (6)
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "Now even politics in Poland discriminate them"
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "I reported this previously as incorrect - Poland has laws making sexual orientation employment discrimination unlawful. This means that, at least in employment, LGBT discrimination is not legal. See the currently entry in the "LGBT employment discrimination" section."
  • Date is incorrect "The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. This prohibition is also reflected in the new Equal Treatment Law of 2010, which entered into force on 1 January 2011. The Equal Treatment Law bans sexual orientation discrimination in employment only. See http://www.non-discrimination.net/content/media/2010-PL-Summary%20country%20Report%20LN_final.pdf"

PeterGalazka created this entry.