How is your application examined?

After the Commissioner has received your initial application, it will be examined it to see if your application is complete and if it falls within the mandate of the Commissioner. 

In order to provide an opinion, a Commissioner has the right to obtain information from all persons who may possess information which is necessary to ascertain the facts relating to a case of discrimination, and demand written explanations concerning facts relating to an alleged case of discrimination, and filing of documents or copies thereof within the term set by the Commissioner. The right to obtain information includes also information concerning the remuneration calculated, paid or payable to an employee, the conditions for remuneration and other benefits.

The Commissioner examines cases in written proceedings, which means that there will be no oral hearing. 

How long will it take?

You will receive the opinion within two months after filing of an application.  

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