Hidden discrimination

May 21

Young female Muslims, for instance those wearing visible religious signs such as the headscarf are subjects of discrimination in everyday life. When looking for accommodation, applying for jobs, apprenticeships or internships female Muslims report discriminating gestures and rhetorics by potential renters and employers. Once facing discrimination, they have the option to ask for advice. The anti-discrimination network of Berlin (ADNB) is a project under the sponsorship of the Turkish Union Berlin-Brandenburg (TBB) and is financially supported by the Federal State program against right-wing extremism, racism and anti-semitism of the Senate of Berlin. The goal and tasks of ADNB are to increase equal treatment, sensitization of the public and advisory service and support for discriminated individuals.

The ADNB advices and supports clients who consider legal measures against potential employers. One of the major challenges that remain are to prove discrimination by gathering facts and evidences. Most employers deny any attempt of discrimination. With regards to risks and opportunities of a trial, clients can address lawyers, which are provided by ADNB.