EOC Welcomes District Court Ruling
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) welcomes the judgment delivered in the District Court today (7 March 2008), which ruled in favour of an employee, a waiter, who was subjected to unlawful discrimination on the ground of his disability.
The Court described the employee in this case as “discharging his duties faithfully” and that he was given an above average staff performance appraisal. He suffered from right wrist injury and was dismissed by his employer on the day he resumed duty.
Chairperson of the EOC, Mr. Raymond TANG said, “Today’s court decision is an acknowledgement that our society does not tolerate disability discrimination. It is wrongful for employers to dismiss employees on the ground of their disabilities. This sends a strong message to employers, and they should be mindful that employees who are sick or injured are entitled to protection under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance.”
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Equal Opportunities Commission
7 March 2008