Keywords: protection, sexual harassment, Sex
Discrimination Ordinance, service providers, customers
The Hong Kong government will gazette this Friday, 20 June 2014,
a bill to amend the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (Cap 480) to
protect service providers from sexual harassment by their
Under the current legislation, it is unlawful for a service
provider to sexually harass a customer in the course of offering or
providing goods, facilities or services.
However, the legislation does not outlaw sexual harassment of a
service provider by a customer.
Under the Bill, the proposal is to amend the Sex Discrimination
Ordinance to outlaw sexual harassment of service providers by
customers. This would protect women (and men) in all the
service sectors in Hong Kong, including those who work as nurses,
cabin attendants, waitresses and waiters, salespersons and beer
In addition, the Bill will also seek to outlaw sexual harassment
on board Hong Kong registered ships and aircraft while outside Hong
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