Legal provisions

The Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency (FADA) provides for an easy to understand version (German) of the General Equal Treatment Act as well as a sign language version.

The General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) provides the relevant legal framework regarding discrimination. This dossier will offer you information on the legal protection by the AGG as well as on the possibility to file a legal claim in case of discrimination when entering a nightclub.

Being denied access to a nightclub cannot always be considered a form of discrimination because there are some authorized reasons to refuse entry to nightclubs. 
Moreover, the Industrial Code contains rules that must be taken into account by club owners. In this dossier we also outline the recent changes in the Statute on Restaurants and Pubs of Lower Saxony and Bremen, which also apply to nightclubs.

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