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EU court issues ruling on gay man suing Polish state TV for discrimination

01/16/2023 | Notes From Poland

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a ruling on a case in which a gay man accuses Polish state broadcaster TVP of ending its cooperation with him because he and his husband (pictured above) produced a video promoting tolerance of same-sex couples. “Sexual orientation cannot be a reason to refuse to conclude a contract with a self-employed worker,” wrote the CJEU, citing an EU directive on equal treatment in employment and occupation. The case will now pass back to a Polish court for a final ruling. But it is likely to have consequences for anti-discrimination rules in Poland with regard to both self-employed workers and sexual orientation, which is currently not covered by Polish equality legislation.

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