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EOC Gives Legal Assistance in Disability Discrimination Case


The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has today (12 November 2004) initiated legal proceedings under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO), Cap. 487 in the District Court, on behalf of a woman who alleged that her former employer treated her less favourably and dismissed her on the ground of her walking difficulty as a result of thrombosis.

The EOC has granted legal assistance in this case on the basis that it is common for employers to discriminate against employees with a disability. Granting legal assistance in this case could serve the purpose of reminding employers of their obligations under the DDO.

Enquiry: Ms. Mariana LAW 21062226