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Policy Statement on Equal Opportunities
Policy Statement on Equal Opportunities
1. The HKEAA is firmly committed to equal opportunity in employment as well as in the provision of services, and to eliminating any form of discrimination against all staff, customers and other persons who have dealings with the HKEAA . In this regard, staff members of the HKEAA should take note of the legislation on equal opportunities in Hong Kong [including the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO), the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO), the Family Status Discrimination Ordinance (FSDO) and the Race Discrimination Ordinance (RDO)], which makes it unlawful for anyone to discriminate against another person on the grounds of sex, pregnancy, marital status, disability, family circumstances and race. (Details are available from the Equal Opportunities Commission's website at
2. The HKEAA's employment policy is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities. As an equal opportunities employer, the HKEAA will operate its employment policy in such a way that individuals will be selected, appointed, promoted, developed and treated on the basis of a set of consistent selection criteria. Accordingly, individuals will be assessed on the basis of the job requirements and their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities, and not on other irrelevant considerations.
3. There shall be equality of opportunity in access to all HKEAA facilities and services. Wherever reasonably practicable, arrangements will be made to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the same facilities as others.
4. The HKEAA would not tolerate sexual harassment and harassment on the ground of sexual orientation. The policy on handling sexual harassment applies to both men and women. All staff members of the HKEAA should be acquainted with this policy and are encouraged to report cases of sexual harassment to the Committee on Handling Sexual Harassment. Any staff member who is found to have contravened the HKEAA's policy will be subject to disciplinary action. Third parties acting on behalf of the HKEAA are also required to abide by this policy. A full version of the policy on handling sexual harassment is given here.