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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:

  • Governmental Ordinance no. 137/2000 (anti-discrimination),
  • Law no. 202/2002 (workplace gender discrimination),
  • The Labour Code, and
  • The Administrative Code

Protected Characteristics

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

  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Ethnic origin
  • Language
  • Religion
  • Social status
  • Beliefs
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Non-contagious chronic disease
  • HIV status
  • Belonging to a disadvantaged group
  • Any other criterion which with the purpose or effect of restricting or preventing equal recognition or opportunity

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



Harassment is any behavior related to a protected characteristic which leads to establishing an intimidating, hostile, degrading or offensive working environment.

Filing a Claim in Romania

A claim for employment discrimination or harassment may be filed with the National Council for Combatting Discrimination.

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

Potential Remedies

In Romania, 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.