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The h_da promotes respectful and appreciative interaction among all members and affiliates. Equal opportunities and fairness are of central importance.


  • for racist reasons or because of
  • ethnic or social origin,
  • gender,
  • religion or belief,
  • disability,
  • chronic illness,
  • age

shall be eliminated.

Forms of disadvantage

  1. direct disadvantage: You experience unfavourable treatment because of a reason mentioned above. The instruction to discriminate is considered to be discrimination.
  2. indirect discrimination: you are discriminated against on one of the above grounds by rules, criteria or procedures.
  3. (sexual) harassment: you are violated in your dignity by (sexually determined) behaviour related to a reason mentioned above. The harassing behaviour can be verbal or non-verbal. Bullying or stalking can also constitute (sexual) harassment.

A detailed definition of the forms of discrimination can be found in §3 of the Anti-Discrimination Directive (german).

advise centres

  • To give the opportunity for discussion
  • inform about support possibilities and rights
  • refer to external advice centres where necessary.

You can also make use of the advisory service by using a third person or a pseudonym. With your consent, the advice centres can work towards an amicable settlement between you and the other party.

Right of appeal and procedure

In the event of discrimination, you have a right of appeal. If possible, the complaint should be made in writing to the complaints office. Details on the complaint procedure can be found in §9 of the Anti-Discrimination Directive (german). If your complaint is upheld, protective measures can be taken.

If you have witnessed a discriminatory incident, please also contact the complaints office.

Your concern will be treated confidentially and further steps will always be discussed with you.

Additional Information

Complaints office

Frau Julia Baumann


Herr Mathias Ihrig