Termination of a Sick and Pregnant Employee was not Unlawful Discrimination
15 June 2016
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
Terminating the employment of a sick and/or pregnant employee is fraught with legal risks given the prohibitions on termination and the anti-discrimination ordinances. However, the recent decision in Law Miu Kuen Sally v. Sunbase International (Holdings) Limited (DCEO 7/2012) shows that the risks associated with unlawful termination can be managed where an employer can demonstrate valid grounds for termination.