Discrimination – 2Q of 2016

(Prague, October 3, 2016) Discrimination is one of the unacceptable and illegal forms of vendors’ behaviour that are continuously monitored by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority in the area of sale of products and provision of services. In the 2nd quarter of 2016, 257 inspections were carried out on the territory of the Czech Republic, including 5 cases when suspicion of consumer discrimination was detected (almost 2% of all inspections). These cases were detected mostly in alimentation facilities. In the monitored period, 6 fines amounting to CZK 107,000 imposed for consumer discrimination became effective. Among others, CTIA inspectors focused on compliance with other provisions of the Act No. 634/1992 on Consumer Protection. Violations of generally binding legal regulations were discovered in 129 cases, i.e. in 50% of all inspected entities. Most frequently violations of principles of fair sale of products and provision of services as well as failures to inform about prices of sold product or services were detected most frequently.

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