On June 4th, 2020 the Berlin House of Representatives passed the first State Anti-Discrimination Act (LADG) in Germany (see plenary record of the 60th session of the Berlin House of Representatives on June 4th, 2020, p. 7179 to 7194 and voting results on p. 7232 f.). The LADG complements civil law anti-discrimination legislation by establishing protection against discrimination in the area of State action at Berlin level.
BUG has published a summary that is intended to give an overview of the new law (only available in German). It explains the legal basis on which the LADG is based and which it complements, and takes a look at the development process of the LADG. In addition, an explanatory summary of the legal text is provided and references to public reactions to the law as well as other ways to obtain information are given.
Furthermore, BUG has drawn up a diagram explaining the authority of the office of ombudsman to enforce rights under the LADG and has compiled information on the procedural enforcement of claims based on the LADG, also providing a graphic overview.
Further material can be found here.