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Argentina: Equal opportunities

Original and updating authors: Daniel Orlansky and Felipe Graham, Baker & McKenzie

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  • Discrimination in employment is prohibited on grounds including sex, race, age, nationality, religion, politics and trade union membership, and employers are obliged to treat all employees in the same situation equally. (See General)
  • Unlawful unequal treatment exists only when there is arbitrary discrimination, but not when the different treatment is for a valid and objective reason, such as an employee's greater efficiency or dedication, or harder work. (See Exemptions)
  • Employers have a duty to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment at work, and may dismiss with "just cause" an employee who commits sexual harassment. (See Harassment and sexual harassment)
  • There is no specific statutory protection from dismissal or detriment for employees who bring legal action against their employer for discrimination, or make a complaint of discrimination. (See Victimisation)
  • Employers are not generally required or permitted to take any positive action in favour of people from under-represented or disadvantaged groups. (See Positive action)
  • Measures have been introduced to promote access to formal employment for transvestites, transsexuals and transgender people. (See Promoting access to formal employment for transvestites, transsexuals and transgender people)
  • Various remedies are available to employees or job applicants who believe that they have been subject to unlawful discrimination. (See Remedies and penalties)