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What does the Discrimination Act say ?

All students are covered by the ban on discrimination.

The Discrimination Act  is binding

The purpose

of the Discrimination Act is to combat discrimination and in other ways promote equal rights and opportunities regardless of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age.

The contents of the Act

The first chapter of the Act contains definitions and other introductory provisions. The second chapter contains provisions on prohibitions against discrimination and reprisals. The third chapter contains provisions on active measures. The fourth chapter contains provisions on supervision. The fifth chapter contains provisions on compensation and invalidity. The sixth chapter contains provisions on legal proceedings.

KTH guidelines for handling cases of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and bullying

New guidelines for case handling at KTH have been adopted in November 2021 and will be found among KTH's Rules related to Staff administration  under Equality, diversity and discrimination when they have been translated into English. The guidelines in Swedish can be found here under Utredning och åtgärder vid diskriminering och kränkande särbehandling.

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Last changed: Nov 10, 2021