In 2018, over half of the participants (68%) in an online survey on gender-based discrimination in the labor market agreed that gender-based discrimination is against the law. In 2021, the number of those who recognize that gender-based discrimination is against the law has grown slightly, but even so, still almost one in five respondents (19%) in 2021 did not know that gender-based discrimination is punishable by law.
Asked to which institutions they can report gender-based discrimination at work, both in 2018 and 2021, more than half of respondents identified the State Labor Inspectorate. Approximately one-quarter of respondents in 2018 and one-third in 2021 know that they can report discrimination to the Office of the Ombudsman, and approximately one-third in 2018 and one-quarter in 2021 said that they can also report to the employer.
In both 2018 and 2021, there are respondents who are not informed that gender-based discrimination is against the law and punishable, nor do they know where to report this type of discrimination.
Read more: GENDER-BASED DISCRIMINATION AND LABOR RIGHTS IN NORTH MACEDONIA (II)
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