Discrimination is the disadvantaging of people in working life or in everyday life for racial reasons or because of ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual identity. Discrimination is prohibited by law in Germany and is legally regulated by the German General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).
If you want to get information on the topic of anti-discrimination, there are various possibilities and platforms. From the state side, the (Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency) offers an overview of forms of discrimination and measures to protect against discrimination. In addition, organisations such as the (Anti-Discrimination Association Germany), the (Association for Anti-Discrimination and Educational Work) or the network offer further information on the topic of anti-discrimination.
If you have been or are being discriminated against, there are a variety of counselling services and contact points for immediate help. For example, you can find advice and support through the counselling team of the (Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency).