Legal matters in School Administration Application of anti-discrimination legislation and Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance in school administration(suggested learning time: approximately 30 minutes)
This excerpt contains highlights from legal seminars organized by the Education Bureau, aimed at providing SMC members with knowledge related to school operation and management through legal explanations and case sharing by speakers, and thereby enhancing their management effectiveness.
Views in the videos are purely shared by the speaker in his/her capacity. They are for reference only and should not be construed as legal advice or recommendation, which schools should obtain in each particular case if necessary.
This video uses legal cases as examples to explain the application of anti-discrimination laws in school administration work. For example, it highlights important considerations when schools admit students, organize extracurricular activities, conduct exams, hire employees, assign work duties, and handling complaints related to discrimination from parents or employees.
Would teasing a student who wears glasses due to being short-sighted and calling him “Four Eyes” constitute disability discrimination?
Is it inappropriate for a bus company to terminate the employment of a bus driver who suffered vision impairment due to a traffic accident, even after providing full compensation for work injuries?
Can a school reject the application of a physically disabled student who wishes to participate in an extracurricular activity organized by the school, based on the school's belief that the student may not be able to cope with the activity?
A parent requested the school to construct an elevator for his wheelchair-bound son, but the school rejected the request for financial reasons. Would this constitute disability discrimination?
The school has a policy that female colleagues must wear skirts and male colleagues must wear ties during work. Does this dress code violate the Sex Discrimination Ordinance?