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Employment Act amendment to cover all discrimination, including hotel ban on headscarves, says ministry

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — The proposed amendments to the Employment Act 1955 will address all types of discrimination at the workplace, said the Human Resources Ministry in a statement to Malay Mail.


Following outrage over the hotel industy’s ban on female front-liner staff members wearing headscarves, the ministry has proposed a provision that will prohibit any form of discrimination by an employer.


The ministry said the current provisions in the Act under Section 60 L only disallow any form of discrimination in the workplace between local workers and foreign labourers.


“In regards to the scope of application of the proposed provision, the term ‘employer’ applies to all under the Act,” said the ministry.