Counselling throughout Estonia

The Office of the Equality Commissioner provides legal counselling on equality and equal treatment in all 15 county centres throughout Estonia.

The Commissioner provides legal advice to members of the public who suspect that they or someone they know have been discriminated against because of their sex, family-related duties, ethnic identity, race, colour, religion, beliefs, age, disability, sexual orientation or membership in an organisation of employees or employers, including a professional organisation.

Unequal treatment or discrimination occurs, for example, when a person is treated less favourably than his or her colleagues upon returning to work after parental leave. It is also prohibited to pay a woman less than a man for equal work or work of equivalent value. A candidate’s ethnic identity cannot be an obstacle to his or her recruitment or employment.

Employees of representative organisations who need assistance in advising their members are also welcome.

If possible, please register in advance by phone or e-mail at: 626 9059, and provide us with a short description of the problem at hand.

In 2015, legal counselling is provided as follows:

  • in Paide on 26 March from 11.00-13.00 (Rüütli 25, Paide)
  • in Rakvere on 13 March from 14.30-16.30 (Lille 8, Rakvere)
  • in Jõgeva on 9 March from 15.15-17.00 (Suur 3, Jõgeva)
  • in Võru on 26 February from 14.00-17.00 (Jüri 54, Võru)

Counsellin is funded through the Norway Grants 2009-2014.

Norway Grants