Traliant Resources


Equal Employment Opportunity


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.

Applicable Laws

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

  • Act I of 2012 on the Labor Code, and
  • Act No. 2003/CXXV on equal treatment and the promotion of equal opportunities.


Protected Characteristics

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

  • Sex
  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Ethnicity
  • Native language
  • Disability
  • Health status
  • Religion
  • Family status (including maternity, pregnancy and paternity)
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Age
  • Financial situation
  • The part-time or fixed-term nature of one’s employment
  • Membership in a representative body
  • Any other situation, trait or characteristic

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



Harassment is unwelcome conduct related to a protected characteristic which:

  • violates the dignity of a person, and
  • has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive work environment.

Filing a Claim in Hungary

A claim for employment discrimination or harassment may be filed with the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights.

Employment discrimination and harassment claims may also be filed in a labor court.

Potential Remedies

In Hungary, 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. Potential remedies are listed below.

  • Compensation for lost wages and benefits
  • Damages for injury to dignity or feelings
  • Cease and desist orders

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.