Coronavirus: sacking HK staff for not getting vaccinated may break the law, warns equality chief

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Hong Kong’s equality watchdog has told employers they risk breaching discrimination laws by firing workers who refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

But Equal Opportunities Commission chair Ricky Chu Man-kin on Friday noted that anti-pandemic measures would inevitably result in differences in the way people were treated, and those variations could fall outside the scope of the discrimination regulations if they were deemed necessary and reasonable.

The Confederation of Trade Unions earlier revealed some bosses had told staff they would be suspended or asked to take unpaid leave if they did not take the shots.


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