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Agen Court of Appeal
Legal provision Directive 2000/78/EC
Area Employment & training
Form of Discrimination Direct discrimination
Grounds of discrimination Discrimination on ground of sexual orientation
Discrimination on ground of sexual orientation , Health care profession , France .
Key facts of the case:

Because of her alleged homosexuality, a nurse was refused entry to the home of an elderly couple she was sent to care for.

Main reasoning/argumentation:

Article 225-2 of the Penal Code prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, particularly when it is an obstacle to participating in an economic activity.


The accused were sentenced by the first two courts to a fine of EUR 300 each and EUR 500 according to Article 475-1 of the Penal Code and to one euro of damages to the victim.