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  1. First trial looms for alleged racial discrimination under new law

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The first court case over an alleged breach of the new Race Discrimination Ordinance may go to trial soon, the Equal Opportunities Commission said yesterday. Some 65 complaints involving racial discrimination have been handled by the commission since the law came into force in July last year. The complainant in one case has applied for legal assistance, meaning ...

  2. Ex-EOC gender director loses discrimination suit

    Posted Feb 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A former Equal Opportunities Commission official has lost her lawsuit against the commission, a former chairwoman and a former chief executive for sexual and disability discrimination. Former director of gender affairs Priscilla Sit Ka-yin claimed damages and wage losses after she was dismissed one year into a three-year contract. The job paid HK$150,000 a month. ...

  3. Legislation best way to end discrimination

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's gay community has long complained of discrimination and sought a law to protect its rights. This would seem to be a natural and straightforward step now that legislation ... on such issues and slow to embrace social change. The anti-discrimination laws that are so new have been in place in communities in developed parts of the world for a decade or more. Legislation barring ...

  4. Does Najib dare defy his base to get reform?

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... most smaller businesses, and Indians had a variety of jobs, from rubber tapping to small trades and professions like law and banking. The harmony was smashed in race riots of 1969 that forced ...

  5. Government immoral on race law, says EOC chief

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The government was morally wrong to exempt itself from being prosecuted for racial discrimination, the new head of the Equal Opportunity Commission, Lam Woon-kwong, said. And efforts at patriotic education may have contributed to racist views among Hongkongers, Lam, who became head of the anti-discrimination watchdog two months ago, said. Speaking on ATV's ...

  6. Women find poor support from bosses

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Only one in five white-collar women enjoy flexible work hours and extra support from their employers to keep their family and work lives balanced, according to a survey of 562 women in August and September by the Hong Kong Clerical and Professional Employees General Union. Twenty per cent of respondents complained of sexual discrimination at work. ...

  7. Discrimination and official denial still the norm for mainland's HIV/Aids victims

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... check-up guidelines for civil servants in accordance with the constitution and the law. 'The government should have taken the lead in fighting discrimination,' Yu said. 'But ... this year has demonstrated how poorly the message has got across in a country where discrimination against those with HIV/Aids appears to have become part of the institution. A recent survey ...

  8. Call for new racial law to be hastened

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reputation may be damaged. We should learn to accept and respect people who are different from us. If we discriminate against others, we are not only being rude but ignorant. The government should establish a law to protect people from racial discrimination. We should urge the government to speed up the legislation against racial discrimination and ensure stiff punishment for violators. ...

  9. Our city's law against racism remains flawed

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    .... That the settlement does not include admission of any blame cannot change that. The law is far from perfect. It only outlaws language discrimination because lawmakers refused to go along with an exemption. ... The Hospital Authority has always maintained there was no negligence or discrimination in the treatment of solicitor Harrinder Veriah, who died following admission to Ruttonjee Hospital ...

  10. Equality watchdog is growling again

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... willing to pick up the cudgels and fight on their behalf. He even said he would try to help those who suffered discrimination in areas not yet covered by law, such as sexual orientation. He has ... predecessor, Raymond Tang Yee-bong. Tang did not identify with victims of discrimination but instead saw his role as that of a regulator, defining the rules of the game. During his tenure, codes ...




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