The uncertainty regarding the enforceability of post-termination restrictions is gradually decreasing thanks to landmark cases. In particular, U.K. judgments still carry a strong impact on Hong Kong Courts.
Taylor Vinters | Hong Kong: Recognition of same-sex marriages in connection with employment rights and entitlements
Although Hong Kong boasts that it is Asia’s World City, in many respects it has fallen behind most developed jurisdictions, not least on the issue of protection from discrimination and…
Angus Leung and Scott Adams discuss their fight for civil rights that resulted in progress for same-sex couples in Hong Kong: spousal benefits in civil service & joint tax returns.
A few landmark cases in hong Kong have allowed same-sex couples to apply for dependent visas, to receive spousal benefits in the civil service and to jointly file tax returns.
In Hong Kong you cannot be denied employment or be discriminated because of your HIV status. Such protections also extend to your associates.
Hong Kong’s immigration laws are strictly enforced by way of fines and, more usually, imprisonment.
The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme is to provide admissions criteria under which applicants can reside and work in Hong Kong without a prior offer of local employment
Hong Kong immigration policy is designed to accommodate investors, entrepreneurs and working professionals. This contributes to making it one of the most business-friendly jurisdictions in the world.
Leung v. Secretary for the Civil Service: The Court of Final Appeal Upholds Minority Rights (Again!)
Leung and QT and a handful of past cases show that on the issue of same-sex and minority rights, where the legislature fears to tread, Hong Kong Courts are fully prepared to uphold the core human rights of freedom from discrimination.
Since the start of the #MeToo movement, organizations throughout Asia have reported increased numbers of complaints about sexual misconduct in the workplace.