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  1. New discrimination law faces test by fluent Cantonese speaker who can't land a job

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan The anti-racial-discrimination law is about to be put to the test two weeks after it was implemented, with an employment-related case and another focusing on the use ... Discrimination Ordinance, employers are encouraged to advertise in both English and Chinese media where reasonably practicable. Meanwhile, a resident of Laguna Verde in Hung Hom has filed a complaint ...

  2. Discrimination cases need own tribunal: EOC

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan Hong Kong should establish an equal opportunities tribunal to provide people filing discrimination cases better access to the judicial process, the Equal Opportunities Commission recommended yesterday. The commission, which has completed a five-year review of how discrimination cases are handled in court, said the tribunal should have its own statutory framework ...

  3. Domestic helper policies are institutionalised discrimination

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Racial discrimination dies slowly, but its demise can be hastened by revised laws and policies. The demonstration on April 5 indicated the frustration of foreign domestic helpers, but was wrongly attributed to one person's indiscreet remarks. Actually, official policy encourages discrimination. The two-week rule, introduced many years ago, is discriminatory today. It permits ...

  4. High standards needed against discrimination

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has had a law against racial discrimination for less than a year. The government is expected soon to reveal administrative guidelines to help officials avoid discrimination ... has long been a signatory to an international convention that calls for an anti-racial discrimination law. It was needed to uphold our reputation as a tolerant, multi-ethnic society in which ...

  5. Racial discrimination code published

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The Equal Opportunities Commission published the Code of Practice on Employment under the Race Discrimination Ordinance in the Government Gazette yesterday. The updated version of the code will be tabled in the Legislative Council on Wednesday. ...

  6. Bank faces sex discrimination case

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A former Bank of America (National Association) employee, who claims she was fired because of her gender, is suing the bank. Sunny Tadjudin filed a writ in the District Court yesterday claiming the company discriminated against her and fired her because she is a woman. She is seeking compensation and an apology. ...

  7. Legal grey areas make it difficult to fight cases in court, say law professors

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Anna Zhang, Lilian Zhang and Will Clem in Shanghai Tougher legislation to clamp down on job discrimination may be in the pipeline, but academics from mainland law schools say a combination ... provisions under Article 62 of the Labour Contract Law banning direct discrimination in a number of easily identifiable areas- such as age, race, gender or religion- pursuing a case of indirect ...

  8. NGOs complain to the UN about inaction on racial discrimination

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the protection of the law. Last year, calls for a race equality plan to be included in the ordinance, which would have imposed a statutory duty on government departments to eliminate discrimination and promote equality, were rejected. Mr Ho said yesterday the government was already bound by the Bill of Rights enshrined in the Basic Law, which prohibits it from practising racial discrimination ...

  9. Changing name of 'family violence ordinance' would be discrimination, gay groups declare

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for wanting it. 'The only reason is discrimination,' she said. 'No one decides to become gay, or wants a same-sex marriage just because same-sex couples [will be] protected under a 'family violence' law.' However, pan-democratic lawmakers at the forum said a compromise could be needed to ensure the amendment passed. Democratic Party member Wong Sing-chi, who ...

  10. Widespread discrimination makes job market even tougher for many

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... even higher to cut costs and reduce risks.' Zhou Wei, a law professor at Sichuan University, said the lack of a clear legal definition of discrimination meant victims had only limited ... barring discrimination against hepatitis B carriers, there was little enforcement. 'The current laws and regulations are very vague about the punishment for violations,' he said. ...




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