Activity: Scientific expertise
Titel: Applying competition and consumer protection rules against violations of anti-discrimination laws by companies
Authors: dr. Piotr Semeniuk affiliated with CARS
Date of publication: 15 December 2017
The expert opinion discusses the possibility of applying competition and consumer protection rules to companies’ discrimination of consumers because of a certain characteristic (e.g. sex, age) or affiliation to a certain group (e.g. religion). The author of the opinion analyzes whether it is possible to apply in anti-discrimination matters the following norms: anti-monopoly rules, the laws of combating unfair competition and preventing unfair market practices as well as the rules against violations of the so-called collective consumer interests. The author proposes conditions of applying the above rules and discusses which organs and institutions are best suited to apply them.