EOC Gives Legal Assistance in Pregnancy Discrimination Case
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has today (22 December 2009) issued legal proceedings under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (Cap 480) in the District Court on behalf of a woman who alleged that she was discriminated against by her former employer on the ground of her pregnancy. She was employed by a retail shop and was dismissed on the first day of employment when her pregnancy was known by her employer.
Under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance, pregnancy discrimination in employment is unlawful. By taking this case to court, the EOC hopes to raise public awareness of this issue and to remind employers that it may be unlawful to dismiss an employee because of her pregnancy.
Enquiry: Mr. Sam HO 21062187
22 December 2009
Equal Opportunities Commission