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EO Club hosted its first-ever webinar to promote the latest amendments to the anti-discrimination ordinances and breastfeeding friendly workplace

In response to the evolving coronavirus pandemic, the EO Club held its first-ever webinar, titled “Latest Amendments on the Anti-Discrimination Ordinances & Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace”, on 21 August 2020. The virtual event drew enthusiastic responses from Club members.

During the two and a half hour webinar, Mr. Peter Reading, EOC’s Senior Legal Counsel, explained the recent legislation changes using local and foreign court cases and workplace scenarios. Mr. Reading’s informative presentation attracted many insightful and interesting questions from the audience. As breastfeeding will soon become a prohibited ground under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance, Ms. Jacy Chan and Ms. Kaeru Chan from the Hong Kong Breastfeeding Mothers' Association shared with the participants the obstacles they came across while breastfeeding at work and provided tips for communicating their needs effectively with employers and coworkers. Furthermore, Ms. Ip Sek Lan, a registered nurse (BN), discussed the benefits of breastfeeding while Ms. Jayla Kan from the UNICEF taught the audience how to build lactation facilities with limited resources. Dr. Ferrick Chu, Executive Director (Operations) of the EOC, also delivered his opening remarks at the webinar, highlighting the importance of recent law changes to strengthening employees’ protection from discrimination and harassment.

In the post-event survey, 52 percent of the respondents rated the webinar as very good while the rest said it was good or satisfactory. Additionally, an overwhelming 82 percent of the respondents welcomed online events in the future.

The EO Club Seminar is part of the EO Club's continuing effort to promote diversity and equality in the workplace among employers and employees.

Webinar: “Latest Amendments on the Anti-Discrimination Ordinances & Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace”
 

 

EO Club Hosted Seminar on Inclusive Workplace for People with Disabilities

On 20 December 2019, the EO Club organized a seminar namely “Creating an Inclusive Workplace for People with Disabilities” for our members. Experts and practitioners in relevant fields discussed how to create a supportive and accessible work environment for people with disabilities, and answered questions raised by the audience.

Mr. Walter Tsui, who is the Co-founder of Care ER and was born with a visual impairment, shared his job search experience and career path after graduating from university; and debunked common myths about workplace accommodation. Mr. Wong Chung-bao, Professional Service Manager (Community Services) of New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, identified the common obstacles faced by job seekers recovering from mental illness. Mr. Terry Wong, Project Manager of Hong Kong Blind Union (HKBU), explained the concepts and tools for web accessibility while Ms. Mandy Kwong, Social Worker of HKBU, introduced the support resources for employing people with disabilities. Dr. Ferrick Chu, Director of Policy, Research and Training of the EOC, also shared his views on the topic in his opening remarks and Q&A session. The programme, jam-packed with informative presentations, was met with an enthusiastic audience response.

Group photo of EO Club Hosted Seminar on Inclusive Workplace for People with Disabilities
L-R: Mr. Terry Wong, Dr. Ferrick Chu, Mr. Walter Tsui & Mr. Terry Wong
EO Club Hosted Seminar on Inclusive Workplace for People with Disabilities
Ms. Mandy Kwong introduced the subsidies for employing people with disabilities

The EO Club seminar is part of the EO Club's continuing effort for the members to promote diversity and equality in the workplace among employers and employees.

 

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