Discrimination in the Finnish Labour Market. An Overview and Field Experiment on Recruitment.
[30/05/2012] [Finnland] [Bericht] [Englisch]
Beitrag von : Country Coordinator Finland
Autoren : Liisa Larja, Johanna Warlus, Liselot Sundbäck, Karmela Liebkind, Irja Kandolin, Irma Janinskala-Lahti
This report consists of two parts: I) general information on discrimination on the Finnish labor market and a proposal on a monitoring model and II) a presentation of the first Finnish situation recruiment discrimination.
The literature overview gives an outline of existing research and formal complaints of labor discrimination on the grounds included in the Finnish Non-Discrimination Act: age, ethnic or national origin, nationality, language, disability, health, sexual orientation, religion, belief, opinion and other personal charasteristics. Gender is included as a cross-cutting theme. Raw data from a large-scale national survey (the Quality of Work Life Survey) were re-analyzed by diffentiating the answers of young and old employees, employees with foreign origin, employee representatives and chronically ill or disabled employees.
Based on existing research results seems that almost ten percent of employees in Finland have observed discrimination based on age on their workplace. The employees have observed almost as much discrimination against employees and job seekers belonging to ethnic minorities. When this is put into porpotion to the small size of ethnic minorities in Finland it seems that they are especially vulnerable to labor discrimination.
Source : Ministry of employment and economy