Equal Opportunities Commission


Statistics on Enquiries, Complaints & Legal Assistance

Statistics on Enquiries and Complaints for the Period of 1 January 1998 to 31 December 1998


  1. Among these 171 enquiries, 127 were related to allegations about unfair treatment in various areas, e.g. housing, promotion and transfer in employment, education, etc. The others were related to discrimination on the grounds of age (25), race (10), religion (5) and sexual orientation (4).
  2. including complaints carried forward from previous years
  3. Respondent's identity cannot be ascertained or respondent's whereabouts cannot be traced.
  4. Complainant had no desire to pursue complaint after matter resolved in the course of investigation.
  5. on ground of : no unlawful act; no desire to pursue complaint (except for cases covered by Note (4) above); lapsed over 12 months; should not be a representative complaint; being frivolous, vexatious, misconceived or lacking in substance
  6. conciliation effort made but failed to bring about settlement
  7. including legal proceedings