- The Role of the Discrimination Law in Society
- Active Measures by Unions in order to Prevent Discrimination
- Norms in Investigations of Accidents in the Healthcare Sector
After a dissertation in 2017 on the gender pay gap in Sweden, Lena Svenaeus explores how the protection against discrimination has developed after January 2009, when a united legislation on discrimination came into force and a new supervisory authority, The Discrimination Ombudsman, was set up. “Access to justice” – in the sense of existing ways for victims of discrimination to get justice – is a central concept in her research. Focus is put on the importance of sanctions in the supervision of the discrimination law. Another area of interest is how collective agreements can be used as a tool to supplement and strengthen the legal protection for all employees, notwithstanding ground of discrimination, regarding the right of equal pay and the right to an environment free from sexual harassment. Norm theory and critical discourse analysis are practiced in her work.
Selected Publications in English
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Lena Svenaeus is a lawyer specialised in Labour Law. She has previously worked as a judge and held positions such as The Equal Opportunities Ombudsman (JämO) and Head of the Swedish Accident Investigation Authority (SHK).