Topic 3: How frontline workers can use the Directive: How to help my beneficiaries benefit from the Directive?

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How frontline workers can use the Race Equality Directive?

How to help my beneficiaries benefit from the Directive?

Front-line workers trained with the Race Equality Directive who are reported a crime or an episode of violence or injustice, will able:

  1. to clearly understand if the perpetrated fact may be an episode of discrimination (direct or indirect, or intersectional discrimination, victimization, harassment or instruction to discrimination);
  2. to intervene as intermediaries in order to solve situations between employer and employees avoiding the intervention of the judge;
  3. to inform the victims of their rights;
  4. to fill a complaint or a lawsuit or address them to a legal professional able to deal with the situation;
  5. to inform the victims of the consequences of their actions;
  6. to inform them on the costs or times of justice, helping them to choose the path more suitable for their situation;
  7. to create a positive environment bringing racialized people to trust the law enforcement authorities instead of fearing them of misunderstanding or even more harm;
  8. not to criminalize migrants, homeless, poor people helping them instead to give voice to their complaints;
  9. to help the elimination of institutional discrimination that is the form of discrimination existing just among the people in position of power;
  10. to understand if the episode of discrimination requires the application of the Race Directive or other internal laws or remedies even if often there may be cases of overlapping of normative due to the uncertainty of the situations.


European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

Report on the Race Equality Directive

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