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Welcome to Malmö mot Diskriminering (Malmö against Discrimination)
We defend the dignity of every human being
Malmö mot Diskriminering is a politically and religiously independent non profit organization that promotes the right to equality, non-discrimination and the belief that all human beings are born equal in dignity and rights. We defend your right to be treated with dignity and to not be discriminated against.
We are here for you when you have been discriminated against to provide legal advice and support. For individuals, our legal advice and support is always free of charge.
Our expertise is a resource for organizations, companies and authorities in their equality endeavors.
The office of Malmö mot Diskriminering is located in Malmö but our legal council extends to 18 municipalities in Southern, Central and Northeastern Skåne. Our advocacy and strategic litigation extends to the whole country.
A regulation for governmental support to organizations “preventing and counteracting discrimination” (2002:989) regulates the activities of all anti-discrimination offices in Sweden.
Thus, our organization is financed in part through a governmental fund earmarked for anti-discrimination offices for which we apply yearly. Moreover, we receive organizational support from the municipality of Malmö, as well as funding through several different projects and income from our own trainings and consultant assignments.
The Discrimination Act
The Discrimination Act protects you against discrimination at work, school/university, while shopping as well as when buying or renting a home. It also protects you in other important areas of society such as the healthcare system, social services and the social insurance system.
Discrimination by legal definition occurs when a person is treated unfairly or when a person’s dignity is violated. This unfair treatment has to be related to one of the seven grounds of discrimination. The seven grounds of discrimination are:
- Religion and other belief
- Sexual orientation
- Transgender identity or expression
Have you been discriminated against? Malmö mot Diskriminering offers free legal advice, by phone and by e-mail.
Telephone hours: Wednesdays 12.00 p.m. – 16.30 p.m.
Phone: 040-636 51 40
Malmö mot Diskriminering
214 33 Malmö
You can also report discrimination to the Equality Ombudsman (DO). More information:
Have you been discriminated against on the job, or as a job seeker, trainee or an intern? Are you a member of the union? If so, contact your union directly after the discrimination has occurred. In cases relating to the workplace the period of time within which you must bring forth a claim is short – so the quicker you can get in touch with your union, the better.
If you have been unfairly treated on grounds not protected by the Discrimination Act or if Malmö mot Diskriminering or the Equality Ombudsman for various reasons cannot take on your case, there can be other ways to proceed. For example, most home insurance policies include legal protection coverage that can be used for legal expenses, such as the cost for a lawyer. More information can be found in your insurance policy or by contacting your insurance company.