Discrimination

Information on discrimination and harassment laws, equal opportunities and equal pay.

Hong Kong :: Victimisation and harassment

Victimisation is prohibited under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance, the Sex Discrimination Ordinance, the Family Status Discrimination Ordinance and the Race Discrimination Ordinance …

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Hong Kong :: Vicarious liability

Employers can be liable for the actions of their employees (whether or not the employer knew or approved of the action) that breach the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Ordinance, the Sex Discrimination Ordinance, the Family Status Discrimination Ordinance and the Race Discrimination Ordinance, if done in the course of employment …

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Hong Kong :: Discrimination for trade union participation

Employees have the right to form or register a trade union, to be a member or officer of a trade union and to take part in the activities of a trade union (whether or not they are a member or officer of that trade union) outside of working hours or during working hours with the consent of their employer …

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Hong Kong :: Race discrimination

Under the Race Discrimination Ordinance employers are prohibited from discriminating against or victimising a job applicant or employee on the basis of their race, colour, descent or ethnic origin …

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Hong Kong :: Equal pay

Under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance it is unlawful to discriminate against employees on the grounds of sex …

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Hong Kong :: Discrimination complaints

Employees can make a formal complaint of discrimination in contravention of any of the discrimination ordinances either by lodging a complaint with the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) or by commencing proceedings against their employer in the district court …

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Hong Kong :: Discrimination based on sex, marital/family status or pregnancy

Under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance, employers are prohibited from discriminating against or victimising any job applicant or employee on the basis of their sex, marital status or the fact that they are pregnant …

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Hong Kong :: Disability discrimination

Under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against or victimise a job candidate or employee on the basis of their disability …

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Hong Kong :: Age discrimination

Although age discrimination is not prohibited under legislation, it is considered good practice not to discriminate against job applicants or employees on the grounds of their age …

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