Request for a preliminary ruling from the Högsta domstolen (Sweden) lodged on 10 January 2019 — Diskrimineringsombudsmannen v Braathens Regional Aviation AB

(Case C-30/19)

Language of the case: Swedish

Referring court

Högsta domstolen

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: Diskrimineringsombudsmannen

Opposing party: Braathens Regional Aviation AB

Question referred

In a case concerning an infringement of a prohibition laid down in Directive 2000/43/EC 1 where the person wronged claims compensation for discrimination, must a Member State, if so requested by the person wronged, always examine whether discrimination has occurred — and where appropriate conclude that that was the case — regardless of whether the person accused of discrimination has or has not admitted that discrimination has occurred, in order for the requirement in Article 15 for effective, proportionate and dissuasive sanctions to be regarded as satisfied?


1 Council Directive 2000/43/EC of 29 June 2000 implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin (OJ 2000 L 180, p. 22).