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Please review the information below and then return to the workplace harassment prevention course.

Harassment and discrimination based on a protected characteristic are prohibited under national law. National law also provides employees protection from bullying.

Applicable Laws

The primary national laws prohibiting employment discrimination and harassment on the basis of any protected characteristic are:

Employers have an obligation, under the Working Environment Act, to provide a safe and healthy physical and psychosocial working environment, to prevent offensive behaviour, including bullying and sexual harassment, and to stop this conduct if it occurs.

Protected Characteristics

Harassment or discrimination based on any characteristic set forth below is prohibited in Denmark.

  • Gender (including pregnancy and child-related leave)
  • Race or colour
  • Religion, belief, or political opinion
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Disability
  • National, social, or ethnic origin
  • Gender identity, gender expression or gender characteristics

Regional, state or other political subdivision laws may provide additional, separate standards and remedies for certain prohibited conduct.



Harassment occurs when unwanted behavior related to a protected characteristic is exhibited for the purpose or effect of violating a person’s dignity and creating a threatening, hostile, degrading, humiliating or uncomfortable work environment for that person.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment occurs when unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical behaviour with sexual undertones is exhibited for the purpose or effect of violating a person’s dignity, in particular by creating a threatening, hostile, degrading, humiliating or uncomfortable work environment.

Filing a Claim in Denmark

A claim for employment discrimination or harassment may be filed with the Equal Treatment Board.

Employment discrimination and harassment claims may also be filed with an employment tribunal or in court.

Reports concerning offensive behaviour, including bullying, may be made to the Working Environment Authority.

Potential Remedies

In Denmark, an employee who has experienced workplace discrimination or harassment may be entitled to monetary and other remedies. An employer may be required to take certain actions to correct or redress discriminatory harassment or violations of workplace safety standards.

Retaliation Prohibited

Employer retaliation against an employee who files a complaint relating to discrimination or harassment or is involved in the complaint process is unlawful.

The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only.
It does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice.