Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 193


Issue 193 | 17/09/2018

EOC launches new youth engagement initiative “Generation i”

Messages of diversity and inclusion should resonate with all generations. To encourage young people in Hong Kong to voice out their views and hopes relating to equality, the EOC is partnering with M21 of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups to roll out a brand new initative, “Generation i”.

EOC gives legal assistance to foreign domestic worker in pregnancy discrimination case

On 31 August 2018, the EOC issued legal proceedings under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO) on behalf of a foreign domestic helper who alleged that her former employer had discriminated against her on the ground of her pregnancy by forcing her to resign.

EOC takes sexual harassment case to court

The EOC issued legal proceedings on 3 September 2018 under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO) in the District Court on behalf of a woman (the “Claimant”) against her former supervisor (the “1st Respondent”) for sexually harassing her on a number of occasions, and her former employer (the “2nd Respondent”) for being vicariously liable for the unlawful sexual harassment acts committed by the 1st Respondent.

Join competition and warm hearts in honour of Mental Health Month

Co-organised by the Labour and Welfare Bureau, various government departments, NGOs and public organisations, including the EOC, “Mental Health Month” is a territory-wide programme aimed at promoting the importance of mental wellness and understanding towards people suffering from mental illnesses among the local community.