Section 2. Prohibition of unequal treatment
The job seeker as well as the employee shall not be placed in a less favourable position compared to other persons on the basis of race, colour of skin, sex, marital status, family obligations, age, language, religion, political or other affiliation, national or social background, financial status, birth, social status, membership or non-membership in a political party or trade union, and physical or psychological difficulties.
PART XVIII. EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING
Section 154. Prohibition of Unequal Treatment of Employees by the Employees' Council
In pursuance of its activities the employees' council shall neither nor disfavour any individual employee.
PART XIX. TRADE UNIONS AND EMPLOYERS' ASSOCIATIONS
A. General Provisions on Associations
Section 159. Right to create an association
(1) Employees have the right, indiscriminately, and according to their own free choice, to establish a trade union and to be members of such a trade union, subject to only such requirements which may be prescribed by a statute or by-laws of that association.
(2) Employers have the right, indiscriminately, and according to their own free choice, to establish an employers' association and to be members of such an association, subject only to such requirements which may be prescribed by a statute or by-laws of that association.
PART XVI. PENAL PROVISIONS
Section 228. Violations Committed by Employers
(1) An employer shall be fined in an amount ranging from 5.000 to 20.000 kinas:
i) for discrimination against employees in employment or in the exercise of employment rights and obligations (Section 2);
Section 245. Effective date of this Act
This Act shall take effect on the eighth day following its publication in "Narodne novine" and shall be applicable as of January 1, 1996.