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Israel’s Equal Opportunity Law

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Last Updated on July 16, 2014

Israel’s Equal Opportunity in Employment Law

Hebrew:  שוויון הזדמנויות בעבודה


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The Equal Opportunity in Employment Law in Israel came into effect in 1988.  The law forbids discrimination against employees, or candidates for employment on the basis of any of the following:


  • Age
  • Gender
  • Pregnancy or parenthood
  • Family status
  • Physical disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Race, religion or nationality
  • Country of origin
  • Political views or affiliations

The law applies to hiring, determining work conditions, training or advancement, firing or paying compensation, or retirement.


Important to Note

Employers are forbidden to request documentation of an employee’s or prospective employee’s military profile, or to discriminate on the basis of a military profile.


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