Friday, August 31, 2007

China Bans Religious Discrimination In Employment

China's legislature, the National People's Congress, yesterday adopted a new Employment Promotion law. Among its provisions is one that permits job applicants to sue if they have been discriminated against on the basis of religion, or on various other grounds. Yesterday's People's Daily Online reports that after January 1, job seekers can sue if they were subjected to discrimination because of sex, age, religion, race or physical disability.