Assessment of creditworthiness, authority, direct multiple discrimination, gender, language, age, place of residence, financial reasons, conditional fine
NATIONAL NON-DISCRIMINATION AND EQUALITY TRIBUNAL OF FINLAND / Plenary session (voting)
Register number: 216/2017
Date of issue: 21 March 2018
The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman requested the National Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal to investigate whether a credit institution company was guilty of discrimination prohibited in section 8 of the Non-Discrimination Act by having refused to grant credit to A in connection with A making online purchases, based on matters classified as grounds of discrimination, such as gender, age, language and their combined effect. The Ombudsman requested that the Tribunal prohibit the credit institution company from continuing such discrimination and repeating its discriminatory practices in its service operations, and impose a conditional fine to enforce the prohibitive decision, of an amount the Tribunal considers sufficiently effective, proportionate and cautionary.