The revised Code of Practice on Employment (the
"Code") under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance
("DDO") took effect on 3 June 2011 replacing the previous
Code which was introduced in 1997.
Although the revised Code does not introduce any new legal
requirement (indeed, it is not an authoritative statement of the
law and does not create legal obligations), it has been amended to
bring it up-to-date and to contain more practical examples and
suggestions. Some of the examples are taken from actual cases that
have occurred in the years since the previous Code was published;
others are taken from enquiries and complaints the EOC has handled
over the years. The Code has also been revised (e.g. at section
8.5) to include reference to the newly enacted Minimum Wage
where provision was made for the assessment of the statutory
minimum wage applicable to disabled persons.
Although the Code itself is not legislation, section 65(13) of
the DDO provides that the court may take into account the Code in
determining any relevant question in disability discrimination
proceedings. Therefore, employers should consider their obligations
under the DDO in conjunction with the comments under the Code.
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