EOC Gives Legal Assistance in Disability Discrimination Case
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has today (12 January 2009) issued legal proceedings under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO), Cap 487 in the District Court on behalf of a beautician/slimming therapist who was dismissed on the ground of disability. The plaintiff suffered from various disabilities including neck and low back pain, gastro-enteritis and conjunctivitis.
The EOC has granted legal assistance in this case because it involves an important principle of disability discrimination against employees who are required to take sick leave to undergo treatment. By taking this case to court, the EOC hopes the court’s decision will provide a precedent for employers in relation to the management of sick leave in the workplace.
Equal Opportunities Commission
12 Jan 2009