EO Employment Policies
EO Employment Policies
Equal Opportunities in Employment: Good Management Practices

The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) is responsible for the implementation of the four anti-discrimination ordinances in Hong Kong, namely Sex Discrimination Ordinance, Disability Discrimination Ordinance, Family Status Discrimination Ordinance and Race Discrimination Ordinance. Employment is one of the major areas covered by the anti-discrimination ordinances. The EOC has been encouraging enterprises to go beyond compliance with legal requirements and adopt equal and inclusive employment policies, so that they can build on and sustain their competitive edge in the long run.

The EOC has compiled a Good Management Practices booklet for employers and senior management. The booklet highlights management functions related to equal opportunities and provide employers, senior management and human resource professionals with key points and practical advice on preventing workplace discrimination.

Please click here to read the Good Management Practices booklet.

The Racial Diversity & Inclusion Charter for Employers

The EOC is highly concerned about the barriers facing ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. A key strategic priority of the EOC is to ensure equal opportunities in employment for them.

In order to encourage and promote racial diversity and inclusion in workplaces and to provide employers with guidelines and examples of best practices, the EOC launched the Racial Diversity & Inclusion Charter for Employers. The Charter offers employers a checklist of policies and practices they can implement to further their diversity and inclusion objectives. The signatories of the Charter are invited to pledge their support to the principle of promoting racial diversity in the workplace and work towards the Charter goals.

Click here to learn more about the details of the Racial Diversity & Inclusion Charter for Employers.