Monday, July 16, 2018
News
  News Updated on Monday, July 16, 2018 10:00:29 PM
India Asia World Sports Business Sci-Tec Health Entertainment Bollywood Video Press Releases Features City News
 
NEWS HOME
WORLD

Study: Anti-discrimination law not costly
Berlin | August 16, 2008 12:01:13 AM IST
 
   COMMENTS   Print this Page   PRINT   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend  
   
 


 

An initial estimate on the cost of implementing a new German anti-discrimination law was too high, a government study suggests.

The new study said while the Initiative of the New Social-Market Economy said in 2007 that the law would cost nearly $2.58 billion to implement, the likely cost to facilitate the law's integration would be substantially lower, Der Spiegel said Friday.

The study, conducted by Germany's anti-discrimination governmental body, said the law's implementation should only cost taxpayers nearly $38.2 million.

The anti-discrimination law was created to help Germany meet European Union regulations, but opponents of the law quickly accused it of being too costly to implement and a potential drag on the country's legal system.

Klaus Michael Alenfelder, president of the German Society for Anti-Discrimination Law, told Der Spiegel that the law should ultimately be an economic benefit for Germany.

The law merely requires employers to make decisions on the basis of objectivity rather than prejudice, he said. And that will lead to important advantages for the company: the quality of its employees will improve -- leading to the entire enterprise becoming stronger.

(UPI)

 

Watch News Videos

 

 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Modi Govt has failed to fulfil its commi...
Meerut: FIR loged for acid attack threat...
Kumarswamy won't be sad for too long: Sw...
Sambhal: Two arrested for charring woman...
'Murder your opponents' syndicate operat...
Teacher arrested in molestation case...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Haryana govt to remove female Counc... 
Plan to connect Vasant Kunj with MG... 
Monsoon intensifies in HP, widespre... 
2 IAS, 1 HCS officer transferred in... 
Passport Seva Kendra to be opened i... 
80 pc subsidy to be provided on far... 
4 drug peddlers held in Haryana; mo... 
Food business operators booked fo...