A new report by the Finnish League For Human Rights (FLHR) revealed data about the range of discrimination in Finland that raises the question of “multiple discrimination.” This expression refers to examples in which an individual encounters discrimination due to a variety of causes ranging from age, sex, country of origin, religion and so on. For example, an aged immigrant woman can be confronted with prejudice because she is female or old or an immigrant to the country. Current Finnish law makes it important to cite the specific reason for someone claiming discrimination.
The report urges that the ombundsman for minorities be given greater latitude in identifying cases of discrimination. The ombundsman for minorities does not have jurisdiction in cases of work place discrimination. Perhaps, they should have the power.