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  1. Mainland labour imports back on the agenda

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... The proposal would help create jobs for Hong Kong workers, says minister With Hong Kong's economy on the rebound, it is time to again consider a scheme for importing workers from the mainland, says labour minister Stephen Ip Shu-kwan. The proposal, u ...

  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. 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, ...

  4. Discrimination complaints rise 12pc, says rights agency

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fion Li Discrimination complaints in Hong Kong had increased by 12 per cent in the first five months this year, compared with the same period last year, the Equal Opportunities Commission said yesterday. The commission had received 305 complaints from January to May, compared with 272 in the same period of last year. Complaints about sexual discrimination recorded the highest ...

  5. Draft anti-racism laws may have exemptions

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... said. 'We understand that new legislation often raises concerns in the community, but hope that this law, like the existing three anti-discrimination laws, will be implemented ... Ravina Shamdasani The draft legislation against racial discrimination in Hong Kong may contain at least three specific exemptions, the deputy secretary for home affairs revealed yesterday. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. My grievances were mishandled, says victim

    Posted Jun 11th 2006, 12:00am by Stephenie Hui

    ... said. Ms Cheung's contract with her employer has expired and she no longer works for the man she claims harassed her. EOC spokeswoman Mariana Law said of the case: 'It depends ... under the law.' She said the EOC needed detailed evidence to deter people from abusing the system. ...

  9. liberal studies

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to retire before 45. c. They were required to renew employment contracts year by year. d. The employer did not pay them on time. 3 Why did the fight attendants feel they were being discriminated ... retire at 45. a. i) only b. ii) only c. i) and iii) d. all of above 4 A law introduced in Britain in October 2006 forbids employers from... a. setting a 'default' retirement age at 65. ...

  10. Let's hear the employers out on race law

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp TIME FOR A lonely stand today. How can anyone have doubts about legislation to outlaw racial discrimination? Surely such a law would be a good thing and we should have ... against racial discrimination. It is rather because this will be an ineffective law unless it is given real teeth and the only way to do it will entail yet another invasion of liberties. I raise ...




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