EOC Gives Legal Assistance in Disability Discrimination Case
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has today (28 June 2012) issued legal proceedings under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO), Cap 487 in the District Court on behalf of a wheelchair user. The plaintiff is complaining that she is unable to gain access independently to the premises where she resides, because there are two steps at the front entrance of the building. She is seeking the construction of a permanent ramp to rectify the access problems in the building.
The EOC has granted legal assistance in this case on the basis that it highlights the importance of providing adequate means of access to buildings for persons with a disability (PWDs). The Commission is working towards eliminating such types of discrimination, which is a great barrier to the independent living and personal development of PWDs.
For media enquiry, please contact Ms. Mariana LAW at 2106-2226.
Equal Opportunities Commission
28 June 2012