Equal opportunities and treatment of women and men in working relationships means non-discriminatory access to:
- the choice or the free exercise of a profession or activity;
- employment in all job vacancies and at all levels of the professional hierarchy;
- equal incomes for work of equal value;
- information and professional counseling, programs for initiating, qualification, retraining, specialization and professional retraining;
- promotion at any hierarchical and professional level;
- working conditions that comply with health and safety standards at work;
- non-wage benefits as well as public and private social security schemes;
- employers' organizations, trade unions and professional bodies, as well as the benefits provided by them;
- social benefits and services.
By discrimination we mean any exclusion, restriction or preference on the basis of race, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, social category, belief, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, chronic non-contagious disease, HIV infection, membership in a a disadvantaged category, as well as any other criteria.
Employers must ensure the confidentiality of data on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation or other private data.