The National Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal
The National Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal monitors compliance with both the Non-Discrimination Act and the Equality Act. The Ombudsman for Equality and labour market organisations can bring matters related to discrimination that is prohibited under the Equality Act to the Tribunal. The Ombudsman for Equality can also bring matters relating to equality plans to the Tribunal. In matters of importance for the goals of the Equality Act, a court may request a statement from the National Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal regarding the application of discrimination prohibition regulations under the Act.
Decision on prohibition
The National Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal may prohibit the continuation or renewing of activities that violate the Equality Act. Upon the Ombudsman for Equality's proposal, the Tribunal may also oblige an educational provider or employer to draw up a gender equality plan within a set time frame. If necessary, the Tribunal may set a fine for non-compliance. A decision issued by the Tribunal can be appealed to the Administrative Court.
The Tribunal has the right to obtain from the party being inspected any information essential for the resolution of the case, as well as an account of any matters requiring explanation for the monitoring of compliance with the Equality Act.
The Tribunal considers all matters in writing. No administrative charge is applied. All copies of judgements are also provided without charge to the parties concerned. The parties are responsible, however, for their own costs.