Men victims of sex discrimination in Hong Kong: Watchdog

A HK watchdog would launch a probe into sexism in workplace - against men.

Updated: Oct 24, 2010, 14:13 PM IST

Hong Kong: Hong Kong`s equal opportunities watchdog announced on Sunday it would launch an investigation into sexism in the workplace - against men.

The six-month study would see if any measures were necessary to tackle job discrimination against men.

Equal Opportunities Commission chairman Lam Woon-kwong told radio station RTHK that certain professions such as in the service industry were "biased" against men, making it difficult for them to find work.

He said that welfare programs exist for female victims of discrimination, but not for men.

Hong Kong, a socially conservative city of seven million, introduced legislation against sex discrimination in 1995 but few if any cases have been brought on behalf of alleged male victims.

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