Discrimination prevention and respecting personal rights
Special circumstances can cause discomfort and fear among some people. This is understandable, however, violation of personal rights is inadmissable in any situation.
Individuals will not be stigmatised or isolated due to prejudices, fear or misunderstanding.
Human rights and fundamental freedoms are guaranteed by the Constitution. The following rights and freedoms might especially be in jeopardy in the current situation:
- Personal dignity and safety;
- Inviolability of the physical and mental integrity of every person and his privacy and personality rights (Protection of the Rights to Privacy and Personality Rights);
- Freedom of expression;
- Freedom of conscience;
- Any incitement to national, racial, religious, or other discrimination, and the inflaming of national, racial, religious, or other hatred and intolerance are unconstitutional;
- Employer property rights.
Responsible persons, authorised persons and all employees will refrain from discrimation against individuals and simultaneously guarantee protection of personal data of all individuals, regardless of their nationality, race, colour, religious belief, ethnicity, gender, language, political or other beliefs, sexual orientation, wealth, birth, education, social status, citizenship, place or type of dwelling and any other personal circumstance.
In line with the regulations of the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia, Act on Employment and Act on Protection of Personal Data, the employer can collect only the data which he needs for the operation. Severe privacy breach is the collection of data on health conditions of individuals and the ways they spend their free time. Individuals will not be limited from work or university services due to personal circumstances, health conditions or ways of spending their free time.
Any form of discrimination, abetting, victimization, inciting discrimination or unequal treatment of individuals will be sanctioned first with a warning from a superior and if that does not help, with a process in front of a disciplinary commission.
We have to bear in mind that each of us can fall ill from the virus and we will overcome it only with humanity and solidarity. Discrimination, stigmatisation and segregation, despite personal fears, are not appropriate.