What is discrimination?

Below is a brief summary of the six different forms of discrimination of which harassment and sexual harassment are two forms of discrimination.
 

  • Direct discrimination is when someone is disadvantaged by being treated less favourably than someone in a comparable situation, and if this disadvantage is associated with any of  the grounds of discrimination.

  • Indirect discrimination is when someone is disadvantaged by the application of a provision, criterion or procedure that appears neutral but that may put certain people at a particular disadvantage.

  • Inadequate accessibility is when a person with a  disability is  disadvantaged compared to a person without this disability, through a failure on the part of the organisation to take reasonable measures to address this.

  • Instructions to discriminate occur when a person in a position of responsibility gives orders or instructions to discriminate against someone in a way covered in the paragraphs above.

Lund university is obliged to investigate these, both as an education provider and as an employer:

  • Harassment
  • Sexual harassment

Read more about harassment and sexual harassment.