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 Antidiskriminierungsstelle des Bundes (Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency) offers an overview of forms of discrimination and measures to protect against discrimination. In addition, organisations such as the Antidiskriminierungsverband Deutschland (Anti-Discrimination Association Germany), the Bund für Antidiskriminierungs- und Bildungsarbeit (Association for Anti-Discrimination and Educational Work) or the network Netzwerk IQ 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 Beratungsteam der Antidiskriminierungsstelle des Bundes (Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency).
An overview of national and regional counselling centres on anti-discrimination that you can contact by e-mail, telephone and in some cases in person can be found here: bug-ev.