Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic opened a two-day seminar about the implementation of anti-discrimination regulations for the labor inspectors, organized by Commissioner for the Protection of Equality and OSCE Mission in Serbia in the Belgrade hotel Zira.
Commissioner Jankovic stressed that almost one half of the total number of complaints submitted to Commissioner for the Protection of Equality in the previous year was related to sphere of labor and employment and emphasized the importance of the cooperation between institution of Commissioner and the Ministry of Labor, Veteran and Social Issues in the protection of equality and adequate implementation of anti-discrimination regulations in this area.
Commissioner held a lecture and a workshop where she explained the concept and shapes of discrimination, how to recognize it and presented cases from the practice of Commissioner, related to discrimination in the area of labor.
At the seminar also spoke the State secretary in the Ministry of Labor, Veteran and Social Issues Stana Bozovic and Deputy Ambassador of OSCE Mission in Serbia Joseph Mello, while Professor Ivana Krstic from the Law Faculty at the Belgrade University presented the legal frame of discrimination in the area of labor and special measures aimed to achievement of equality.
The second day of the seminar will be dedicated to the role and authority of Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, recognizing of differences between mobbing and discrimination and authorities of the labor inspection.
This seminar is the first in a series of trainings that will be also held in Nis, Novi Sad and Kragujevac.