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The EOC Gives Legal Assistance in Sex Discrimination Case

29/10/2015

The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has issued today (29 October 2015) legal proceedings in the District Court under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO), Cap. 480, on behalf of a man (the “Claimant”). The Respondent is an entertainment company that owns and manages a karaoke & disco club. The Claimant alleged that the Respondent had discriminated against him on the ground of his sex as he had to pay a higher entry fee than other female patrons to get the same services given by the karaoke & disco club owned and managed by the Respondent.

Under the SDO, it is unlawful for a service provider to treat a customer less favourably than another customer in comparable circumstances because of a customer’s sex. By taking this case to Court, the EOC hopes to raise the public’s awareness that there should not be less favourable treatment on the ground of sex in the provision of services even if it is for the purpose of business promotion.

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For media enquiries, please contact Ms Natalie Wu at 2106-2124.

Equal Opportunities Commission
29 October 2015

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