EOC Gives Legal Assistance in Disability Discrimination Case
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has today (22 January 2009) issued legal proceedings under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO), Cap 487 in the District Court on behalf of a woman who was dismissed by her employer because of her hearing impairment.
The EOC has granted legal assistance in this case because it highlights an important principle of employers’ obligations under the DDO to provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have a disability. By taking this case to court, the EOC hopes the court’s decision will provide a precedent in relation to reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities in a redundancy setting.
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Equal Opportunities Commission
22 Jan 2009