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.
Applying competition and consumer protection rules against violations of anti-discrimination laws by companies