EOC Gives Legal Assistance in Sex Discrimination Case
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has today (20 May 2010) 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 the school authority on the ground of her sex by imposing on her a dress code which in effect was more restrictive for female teachers than male teachers and eventually she was pressurized to resign.
The EOC has granted legal assistance in this case on the basis that the case raises a question of sex discrimination in the field of employment, where a restriction operates less favourably with regard to one of the sexes. By taking this case to court, the EOC aims to establish a precedent regarding the application of dress code between men and women in the workplace.
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Equal Opportunities Commission
20 May 2010