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  1. Sick leave discrimination cases rise 82pc

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Disability discrimination complaints to the Equal Opportunities Commission relating to sick leave increased 82 per cent from last year. The commission yesterday reported 109 such complaints in the first 11 months of the year, compared to 60 in the same period last year. Some complainants claimed they were penalised in their annual appraisals and bonuses after taking long ...

  2. Sick leave discrimination complaints soar

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The number of disability discrimination complaints related to sick leave rose 90 per cent in the first eight months this year, the Equal Opportunities Commission said yesterday. Of the 329 disability discrimination complaints lodged, 78 were related to sick leave, up from 41 in the same period last year. The commission received a total of 560 complaints, of which ...

  3. Fighting discrimination

    Posted May 12th 2007, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... was very talkative and liked to argue and debate, so my father thought I was best suited for a career in the law,' he said. 'Also, I liked the idea of going to England and seeing the world- that was well before Hong Kong had its first law faculty, which was only established in 1974.' Having completed the standard five-year apprenticeship, Mr Tang was admitted ...

  4. Hepatitis carriers sue Taiwan firm for discrimination

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng A Shenzhen court has agreed to hear a job discrimination suit lodged by four hepatitis B carriers against two Shenzhen subsidiaries of Taiwan-based computer giant Foxconn. ... respect mainland law and follow judicial process if it received an official court notice over the suit. The four men said they went to the factories to apply for work earlier this year and, ...

  5. Laws alone won't overcome prejudice

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The tragic case of a Hebei man who took his own life after being rejected for a job sadly does not at first seem out of the ordinary. But if effective laws against discrimination ... government's goal of a harmonious society. In 2003 work began on a new law to promote employment that included long-overdue provisions against discrimination. It gathered momentum from the widely ...

  6. Law student accuses theatre of Beijing bias

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the constitution and violated China's labour law'. 'This constitutes typical discrimination about a person's place of origin,' he said. Mr Huang said that even though ... Christina Yang A graduate student has sued the new China National Grand Theatre in Beijing for discrimination against non-local job seekers, according to a 21st Century Business Herald ...

  7. Bank rethinks race quota

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's biggest bank has been forced to reconsider a controversial decision, announced last week, to do business only with law firms whose ... said: 'Lawyers are caught by surprise. The new [policy] discriminates and is completely unacceptable. '[The] selection of lawyers for undertaking bank business should be based on merit ...

  8. HK 'needs symbolic gender laws'

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... anyone. 'Hong Kong should consider introducing laws that are symbolic. Through the passage of time, that symbolism becomes a reality,' Raymond Tang Yee-bong told a seminar on the Swedish and Hong Kong experiences in fostering gender equality. He said existing legislation- the Family Status Discrimination and Sexual Discrimination ordinances- were largely regulatory laws and did ...

  9. Race bias bill so full of holes it flouts UN pact, expert says

    Posted Apr 15th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Draft discrimination law seen as worse than doing nothing The proposed race-relations law exempts so many discriminatory practices that it breaches international civil rights ... said the city would be better off having no anti-race-discrimination law at all than enacting the Race Discrimination Bill as it stands. 'The principle of a race law is to protect ...

  10. Law will end hepatitis bias, authorities say

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the call to address workplace discrimination is very high,' Mr Liu said. 'The law is going to open a new chapter of fairness in the workplace.' He said the draft included an article ... campaign. Lu Jun- from Yirenping, a group fighting discrimination against HBV carriers- said the law would improve the well-being of those who had the virus and lead to further improvements. ...




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