On 17 March 2021, the Legislative Council passed the Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to amend the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (Cap. 480) (SDO) to make it unlawful for a person to harass a breastfeeding woman.
The new protection against unlawful breastfeeding harassment together with the protection against unlawful breastfeeding discrimination, which was introduced under the Discrimination Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 2020, will come into force on 19 June 2021.
Please see our legal update for details of the Changes to Hong Kong Discrimination Law under the Discrimination Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 2020 and the Practical Considerations for Supporting Breastfeeding Employees in Hong Kong.
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