Lygių galimybių principo įgyvendinimas Europos Sąjungos ir Lietuvos darbo teisėje
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The main subject matter of this research is implementation of the principle of equal opportunities in labour law of the European Union and Lithuania. The aim of the research is by using theoretical and practical (comparative) aspects to analyze the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities in the European Union and the Lithuanian Labour Law, formulate opinions and make suggestions for more effective implementation of the principle in the Lithuanian labor law. In order to achieve such goal the following objectives were formulated: a) to reveal the concept of equal opportunities, definition of equality and discrimination, and to discuss the relationship between discrimination and differentiation; b) to analyse the concept of direct discrimination as one of the fundamental form of the violation of the principle of equal opportunities, to disclosure the concepts of other forms of discrimination, showing the effect of the proper application of the specific concepts of equal opportunities as the objective of directives; c) to disclose specific measures and rules in the cases of discrimination at work that facilitate burden of proof for the victim; d) to evaluate the role of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman in the process of implementing the principle of equal opportunity; e) to examine redress mechanisms of that are available for the victims of discrimination at workplace; f) to assess the case law of implementation of the principle of equal opportunities as the case law in the Lithuanian courts and the European Court of Justice. g) to discuss possible proactive measures that contribute to implementation of the principle of equal opportunities. The structure of the dissertation was determined by the goals of the research. This thesis consists of introduction which discusses the methodology of the research, three parts of the research, conclusions and recommendations, list of bibliography.