The EC Directive on Combating Disctimination on the Grouds of Racial and Ethnic Origin (in, inter alia, employment) was promulgated on 29th June 2000 and published in the Official Journal of the European Communities on 19th July 2000.
A copy is attached to this Email (pdf format).
The main points are:
o eliminate direct and indirect discrimination (including harassment) on racial and ethnic origin in matters relating to employment, membership of trades unions, social security, healthcare, education and access to supply of goods and services
o positive action is expressly permitted
o burden of proof on Respondents to disprove discrimination once a prima facia case is established
o to be implemented by 19th July 2003
Thanks to Henry Scrope of DiscLaw Publishing Limited (www.emplaw.com) for notifying me of the publication of the Directive.