EOC Gives Legal Assistance in Disability Discrimination Case
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has today (29 Oct 2010) issued legal proceedings under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance, Cap. 487 in the District Court, on behalf of a complainant who alleged that his employment was terminated because he applied for sickness pay after taking his leave for gout and knee pain.
It has been brought to the EOC’s attention that there was still a considerable number of cases whereby employees having to take leave for their disabilities and illnesses tended to be unfavourably treated or even dismissed by their employers under various pretext. The situation is particularly serious in certain trades. By taking this case to court, the EOC hopes to raise public awareness on the fact that disability discrimination in the workplace is illegal and unacceptable.
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Equal Opportunities Commission
29 October 2010