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Criminal Code (39/1889)
Section 11 – Discrimination (amended by 885/2009)
A person who in his or her trade or profession, service of the general public, exercise of official authority or other public function or in the arrangement of a public amusement or meeting, without a justified reason
(1) refuses someone service in accordance with the generally applicable conditions ;
(2) refuses someone entry to the amusement or meeting or ejects him or her ; or
(3) places someone in a clearly unequal or otherwise essentially inferior position
owing to his or her race, national or ethnic origin, skin colour, language, sex, age, family ties, sexual preference, inheritance, disability or state of health, or religion, political orientation, political or industrial activity or another comparable circumstance shall be sentenced, unless the act is punishable as work discrimination or extortionate work discrimination, for discrimination to a fine or to imprisonment for at most six months.
Section 10 - Breach of the sanctity of religion (amended by 563/1998)
A person who
(1) publicly blasphemes against God or, for the purpose of offending, publicly defames or desecrates what is otherwise held to be sacred by a church or religious community, as referred to in the Act on the Freedom of Religion (267/1922), or
(2) by making noise, acting threateningly or otherwise, disturbs worship, ecclesiastical proceedings, other similar religious proceedings or a funeral,
shall be sentenced for a breach of the sanctity of religion to a fine or to imprisonment for at most six months.
Section 11 - Prevention of worship (amended by 563/1998)
(1) A person who employs or threatens violence, so as to unlawfully prevent worship, ecclesiastical proceedings or other similar religious proceedings arranged by a church or religious community, as referred to in the Act on the Sanctity of Religion, shall be sentenced for prevention of worship to a fine or to imprisonment for at most two years.
(2) An attempt is punishable.
Section 3 - Work discrimination (amended by 885/2009)
An employer, or a representative thereof, who when advertising for a vacancy or selecting an employee, or during employment without an important and justifiable reason puts a applicant for a job or an employee in an inferior position
(1) because of race, national or ethnic origin, nationality, colour, language, sex, age, family status, sexual preference, inheritance, disability or state of health, or
(2) because of religion, political opinion, political or industrial activity or a comparable circumstance shall be sentenced for work discrimination to a fine or to imprisonment for at most six months.
(Source : finlex.fi)