Company Convicted of Ethnic Discrimination Against Roma under New Law
Friday, July 30, 2004 10:50 AM

On 9 July 2004, the Sofia City Court convicted the Vally Ltd. Company of discriminatory ethnic treatment of a Romani woman employee. This was the first Bulgarian court decision on discrimination under the new Anti-Discrimination Act which entered into force on 1 January 2004. Vally Ltd. was ordered to pay the woman 300 Euro for non-material damages. The drafting of the new law was supported by Bulgarian human rights NGOs, and the European Roma Rights Center – Budapest and the Romani Baht Foundation both supported this case.

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Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, Human rights news, July 2004, posted 23 July 2004. Complete news release available here.