Multiple discrimination or discrimination on grounds of several different characteristics is a general term. The types of multiple discrimination are intersectional discrimination and compound discrimination.
For example, age, disability, or belonging to a particular race or ethnic group create additional constraints on women’s positions in society.
Intersectional discrimination is a situation in which less favourable treatment occurs on the grounds of more than one personal characteristic at the same time, but the characteristics of discrimination are inseparably linked and influence each other, and the effects of the different characteristics cannot be distinguished.
Compound discrimination is a situation where discrimination occurs on grounds of a combination of several characteristics, but it’s possible to distinguish the causal effect of the prohibited grounds of discrimination. If you feel that you’ve been treated unequally, please contact the Equality Commissioner by e-mail at email@example.com or telephone +372 626 9059. The anonymity of the person is guaranteed when contacting the Commissioner.