The Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO) states discrimination on the basis of sex, marital status and pregnancy, and sexual harassment are made unlawful. The law applies to both males and females. These protections are in seven different fields.
•provision of goods, facilities or services
•disposal or management of premises
•eligibility to vote for and to be elected or appointed to advisory bodies
•participation in clubs
•activities of Government
Direct discrimination and indirect discrimination together with sexual harassment in the form of behavior and working environment are unlawful. .
Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO) is to protect people with a disability against discrimination, harassment and vilification on the ground of their disability.
Discrimination can be direct or indirect.
Direct discrimination occurs when, on the ground of disability, a person with a disability is treated less favourably than another person without a disability in similar circumstances.
Vilification is an activity in public which incites hatred towards, serious contempt for, or severe ridicule of people with a disability.
Family Status Discrimination
The Family Status Discrimination Ordinance (FSDO) makes unlawful for anyone or any organisation to discriminate against a person, male or female, on the basis of family status.
Family status means that a person has responsibility for the care of an immediate family member.
Both direct discrimination and indirect discrimination are unlawful.
The Race Discrimination Ordinance (RDO) is to protect people against discrimination, harassment and vilification on the ground of their race.
In general terms, racial discrimination is about treating people less favorably on the basis of their race.
Both direct and indirect racial discrimination are unlawful.
Racial harassment can be in any form—physical, visual, verbal or non-verbal.
It also occurs if a person creates a racially hostile environment for another person because of his/her or his/her near relative’s race.
Racial vilification is an activity in public which incites hatred, serious contempt for, or severe ridicule of a person because of his/her race. Any racist incitement involving threat of physical harm to persons or their property or premises is considered serious vilification.