Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 282


Issue 282 | 31/05/2022

EOC gives legal assistance in COVID-19 related disability discrimination case

On 23 May 2022, the EOC issued legal proceedings under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO) in the District Court, on behalf of a person (the Claimant) who alleged that his former employer (the Respondent) discriminated against him by terminating his employment on grounds of his disability i.e. being infected with COVID-19.

Higher education sector shares experiences and challenges in eliminating sexual harassment at EOC-organised roundtable

The EOC’s recent release of the “Territory-wide Representative Survey on Sexual Harassment in Hong Kong 2021” report has raised concerns about sexual harassment of young people, as those aged between 18 and 34 were particularly vulnerable to sexual harassment in the workplace and online according to the survey.

EOC expresses concerns about possible sexual harassment incident at local secondary school

In response to media reports that a secondary school teacher allegedly watched pornographic film on his mobile phone during class and accidentally projected the images onto the screen in the classroom, the EOC issued a media statement on 20 May 2022, expressing grave concern about the incident.

Watch video highlights of Jay Fung x Marla Enriquez live show on EOC’s Instagram profile

On 4 April, the EOC hosted the first-ever live show on its Instagram (IG) profile 「平.常.事 」EO Matters, featuring singer-songwriter Jay FUNG and Hong Kong-born Filipino talent Marla ENRIQUEZ. During the half-hour live-streamed mini-concert, Jay and Marla gave us an uplifting experience with their mellow singing, and talked about their hopes and aspirations for the future. They also shared their experiences of learning Chinese as a second language.

EOC Chairperson urges for better racial integration in Hong Kong schools

In 2002, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 May as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, recognising the need to “enhance the potential of culture as a means of achieving prosperity, sustainable development and global peaceful coexistence”. This day is not only meant for celebrating the richness of the world’s cultures, but also highlighting the essential role of intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development.

Be a puppeteer and spread messages of inclusion to children

Kids on the Block (KOB), an educational puppet troupe, is now recruiting volunteers to join its puppet shows and help promote the value of disability inclusion in schools.