Symposium: Protecting parents and caring relatives from discrimination! On the compatibility of duties of care and work

Cerebral palsy are lifelong conditions that affect movement and co-ordination, caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during or after birth.


The symposium (on May 24, 2022 in Berlin, presence and online) presents the findings of two studies on the subject of experiences of discrimination and protection against discrimination by caregivers and discusses the results and recommendations for action derived from them with experts, politicians and the participants.


The study “Discrimination experiences of caring workers in the context of pregnancy, parental leave and caring for relatives” by Sören Mohr, Johanna Nicodemus, Evelyn Stoll, Ulrich Weuthen and Dr. David Juncke (Prognos AG) addresses the questions of how often and in what form caregivers experience discrimination in the work context, how they react to it, what effects the experiences have on those affected and what support they need. It also names ways of reducing the risk of discrimination against employees who provide care.

The legal opinion “Protection against discrimination of caregivers – Caregiver Discrimination” by Prof. Dr. Gregor Thüsing LL.M. (Harvard) and Lena Bleckmann (University of Bonn) discussed how caregiver discrimination can be legally recorded, what legal deficits exist and where there is a need for change. The future role of the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency with regard to discrimination against caregivers is also being examined, as is the regulation of paternity leave.

The event will be moderated by Dr. Claudia Neusüß from compassorange.

The registration deadline is May 17, 2022. The event will be translated into German sign language.

Information about the conference and registration