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Gender Equality Act. §1 and §2

(RT I 2004, 27, 181)

§ 1. Purpose and scope of Act (amended by RT I 2008, 56, 315)

(1) The purpose of this Act is to ensure equal treatment of men and women as provided for in the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia and to promote equality of men and women as a fundamental human right and for the public good in all areas of social life.
(2) To achieve this purpose, this Act provides for :
1) the prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of sex in the private and public sectors ;
2) the obligation of state and local government authorities, educational and research institutions and employers to promote equality between men and women ;
3) the right to claim compensation for damage.

§ 2. Scope of application of Act (amended by RT I 2008, 56, 315)

(1) This Act applies to all areas of social life.
(2) The requirements of this Act do not apply to :
1) professing and practising faith or working as a minister of a religion in a registered religious association ;
2) relations in family or private life.
(3) The Administrative Procedure Act applies to administrative proceedings prescribed by this Act, taking into account the specifications provided for in this Act.

(Translation : Estonian legal acts Riigi Teataja)