Legal protection against discrimination and unequal treatment of self-employed in Poland

The right to non-discrimination and equal treatment is currently the foundation for the functioning of a democratic state ruled by law. It should be noted that the provisions of international and EU law as well as the provisions of the Polish constitution guarantee them to every person, regardless of any features and basis for performing paid work. Despite this, until the end of 2010 in Poland, only persons employed under an employment relationship were protected in this respect. This changed with the adoption on December 3, 2010 of the Act on the Implementation of Certain European Union Laws on Equal Treatment, which introduced certain protective guarantees for people who work on other legal bases, including self-employed persons. The main purpose of the speech will be to analyze the current provisions on the protection of the self-employed against discrimination and unequal treatment and to formulate de lege ferenda conclusions.