This is an agreement to arbitration between the employer and an employee as a condition of employment. It highlights the conditions of the arbitration including confidentiality, fees, costs, and legal status of the arbitration as well as the appointment and authority of the arbitrator.
Disciplinary Policy template is used by the employer to address matters relating to employee misconduct and performance issues at work. It sets out the procedure for conducting disciplinary proceeding against an employee.
Template of Grievance Policy and Procedures outlines for the company’s internal use. This template sets out the procedure for filing grievances, conducting investigation, decision-making and appeals.
Template of Anti-Harassment and Bullying Policy for the company’s internal use. The policy aims to create a workplace free of harassment and bullying and the employees are treated with respect and dignity. This template sets out the procedure for making complaints, conducting investigation, decision-making and appeals.
The four anti-discrimination ordinances in Hong Kong (the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (Cap. 480), the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (Cap. 487), the Family Status Discrimination Ordinance (Cap. 527) and the Race Discrimination Ordinance (Cap. 602)) prohibit both discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Discrimination and harassment are certainly different as they refer to different types of acts … Read more
If your employee has made a complaint of unlawful discrimination against you or any other person within the company, you should take certain steps to protect yourself: Treating the matter seriously Being careful of not falling into the trap of “victimising” your employee: For instance, you should not force your employee to stay at home. … Read more
The Equal Opportunities Commission has implemented the four anti-discrimination ordinances. Since the implementation, employers and employees in Hong Kong have become more aware of their legal rights and obligations. Numerous things can be done by employers to ensure that they comply with the four ordinances: Implementing transparent anti-discrimination policies and internal grievance procedures: The policies … Read more
Under Hong Kong law, there is no specific legislation prohibiting workplace discrimination based on age. The Hong Kong Government has only tackled age discrimination in Hong Kong since 1996 by educating the public and issuing self-regulatory guidelines to employers. However, these guidelines do not make employers legally liable for any malpractices and the Equal Opportunities … Read more
If your employee alleges that they have been discriminated against in the workplace, the first thing that they may do is to check whether the company’s policy has protected them from the discriminatory act. Then, they may make a complaint to the individual responsible for the discriminatory act. They may also lodge a complaint to … Read more
On 19 June 2020, the Discrimination Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 2020 came into force. The Ordinance was enacted to improve protection against discrimination. It has also amended the existing workplace discrimination law, including the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (Cap. 480), the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (Cap. 487), the Family Status Discrimination Ordinance (Cap. 527) and the Race … Read more