The Board of Equal Treatment
The Board of Equal Treatment deals with complaints related to discrimination.
Decisions made by the Board are final and binding for both parties. In certain situations, the Board may decide that you are entitled to compensation (e.g. in case of unjustified dismissal).
The Boards jurisdiction is based on the Act no. 387 of 27 May 2008 on the Board of Equal Treatment.
The Board makes decisions on the basis of this legislation
Decisions from the Board
The Board of Equal Treatment bases its decisions on written information received from the complainant, the defendant (the person/event complained about) and the secretariat. It is not possible to present a complaint to the Board in person. It is possible to request a meeting with the Secretariat.
The Board publishes its decisions in an anonymized form. Everybody can subscribe freely to publications (in Danish) from the Board.
Who can file a complaint?
Any citizen can file a complaint to the Board of Equal Treatment.
You can complain to the Board of Equal Treatment if you have been subject to discrimination.
If you are a member of a trade union, special conditions may apply. Please contact your trade union or the secretariat of the Board in case of questions.
For further information please go to: How to file a complaint
Discrimination within the Labour Market
The Board deals with complaints related to discrimination based on gender, race, colour, religion or belief, political views, sexual orientation, age, disability or national, social or ethnic origin within the Labour Market.
Discrimination outside the Labour Market
Outside the labour market, the Board deals with complaints related to discrimination based on race, ethnic origin or gender outside the Labour Market.
Judges preside over the Board
The Board is composed of three judges who compose the presidency and nine members who have a law degree.
The Board members are all appointed by the Minister for Employment.
- 3 members are appointed following recommendation by the Ministry for Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs.
- 3 members are appointed following recommendation from the Minister for Gender Equality.
- 3 members are appointed directly by the Minister for Employment.
All members hold expert knowledge on labour market regulations and discrimination.
Read more about members and Board meetings