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  1. Gays miss out on discrimination law

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Discrimination is an easy charge to make, especially if the person making the accusation is from the gay community. There are, after all, no specific laws in Hong Kong protecting ... to hold a public gathering and take to the streets. Those rights are protected by law, regardless of who we are. If there is a feeling of discrimination, a decision can be challenged- through ...

  2. HK still has no law protecting its gay citizens from discrimination

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... I couldn't agree more with your editorial ('Gays miss out on discrimination law', November 10). Two decades have passed since the decriminalisation of homosexual behaviour and Hong Kong still lacks any legislation protecting its gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens from discrimination. 'Asia's world city' does not have to look far to see ...

  3. Rampant discrimination in civil service recruitment

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Political Science and Law (CUPL), underscores rampant discrimination in government departments. Researchers examined the recruitment requirements for 9,762 government jobs available this year, ... Organisation convention concerning employment discrimination. And it is three years since the mainland's Employment Promotion Law came into force. The report shows that 15.6 per cent of job offers ...

  4. No one exempt from our disability law

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the flight to Shanghai, although first had to complain to the anti-discrimination watchdog, police, the Airport Authority and a support group. Even then, he alleges ground crew made him use a wheelchair. The allegations, if substantiated, will be shocking to disabled people in other developed nations, where laws protecting their rights have been in force for decades. In Hong Kong, though, ...

  5. EU businesses complain of discrimination

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of discrimination over the past two years. While 79 per cent are optimistic about business growth, the Business Confidence Survey 2011, released yesterday in Beijing by the European Union Chamber ... in last year's survey. Some 46 per cent believe discrimination will worsen in the next two years, up from 36 per cent in last year's survey. Eighty-three per cent of the 598 respondents ...

  6. Ensuring equal opportunities

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Arthur Chan Anti-discrimination laws Anti-discrimination laws aim at eliminating unfair discrimination based on sex, disability or race. Under an International Convention, the Hong Kong government is obliged to enact anti-discrimination laws. There are three main ordinances in Hong Kong: 1. Sex The Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO) was passed in 1995 to tackle discrimination based ...

  7. Police infringed freedom protected in the Basic Law at gay gathering

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... gathered for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (Idaho). This is an annual occasion celebrated to raise awareness of issues concerning discrimination against sexual minorities. ... of about 200. One of the participating groups, Dancing Angels, decided to convey the anti-discrimination message through dance. Some 20 policemen turned up with a video camera, demanding ...

  8. Give the disabled a helping hand

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... contribute to society. They have other skills. The government should tackle this problem. The Legislative Council should review the law against discrimination and plug any loopholes. The government ... Discrimination against people with disabilities is a serious problem in Hong Kong. Many employers are not willing to hire them, saying they cannot handle the workload. Society also ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... about his conduct. Carla Ingraham claimed UBS and her supervisor sexually discriminated against her, subjected her to a hostile work environment and sexual harassment and retaliated against her ...

  10. Mothers return to fear of dismissal

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Natalie Ornell and Jennifer Cheng Hong Kong mothers returning from maternity leave often face dismissal or other forms of discrimination even though it is illegal to fire them while they are on leave, women's rights campaigners say. 'Maternity discrimination is very common in Hong Kong,' Association of Feminism chairwoman Sally Choi Wing-sze said. 'When they finish ...




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