Swedish Prohibition of Discrimination Act (2008:567)
Targeted professionals: 1. Direct discrimination: that someone is disadvantaged by being treated less favourably than someone else is treated, has been treated or would have been treated in a comparable situation, if this disadvantaging is associated with sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Professional Secrecy Provisions
Conditions for disclosing information
The legislation prohibits any kind of discrimination of people of a certain ethnic background. Technically it suffices that the ethnic background has been a contributory cause for a specific treatment for the law to say that discrimination has taken place. (See further Appendix 2.)
Right or duty to report
One case against the City of Uppsala: damages had to be paid for discrimination after a Somali girl had been forced to go through genital examination. The court decision in Swedish here: http://www.do.se/sv/Om-DO/Stamningar-och-forlikningar/Dom-Uppsala-kommun/ (link to document to the right)
Date of entering into force