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New employment bill to ban age and ethnic discrimination December 27, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Age Discrimination, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Job, Law, sexual orientation.

Taiwan – The legislature gave initial approval to a bill outlawing discrimination in the workplace. The bill prohibits discrimination by age, birth place, or sexual orientation.

Labor affairs council official Su Lee-chiong said, “Sexual discrimination has already been dealt with in the gender equality in the workplace law. This year we are including age, because we hope that employers will not limit job opportunities by looking at factors other than work ability. The spirit of this law is to pursue true equality in the workplace.”

Violators may be fined from NT$30,000 to NT$1.5 million (US$1,000 to $5,000). Human resource agencies placing ads with age or other specifications can also be fined. In the past, Taiwan’s employment ads often included requirements for age and gender.

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: Radio Taiwan International

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