Littler Global Guide - Denmark - Q4 2021

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New LGBTI Law

New Legislation Enacted

Author: Tina Reissmann, Partner – Labora Legal

The Danish Parliament has adopted the bill to amend the Anti-Discrimination Act, the Equal Treatment Act, among other laws, furthering the Government’s proposal known as “Freedom to be different – strengthened rights and possibilities for LGBTI people." The new law, which becomes effective on January 1, 2022, aims to protect LGBTI persons and create equal protection within the labor market.

New Law on COVID-19 Corona Passport or Test

New Legislation Enacted

Author: Tina Reissmann, Partner – Labora Legal

The Act on employers’ right to require employees to present a valid corona passport or to be tested for COVID-19 was adopted on November 26, 2021, and is expected to be in force as long as COVID-19 is considered a threat to society.

Earmarked Leave for Fathers

New Legislation Enacted

Author: Tina Reissmann, Partner – Labora Legal

The Danish Parliament has proposed a bill on implementation of the Work-Life Balance Directive providing earmarked parental leave for fathers, which is expected to come in effect from August 2, 2022.

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