09.01.02. Employment protection | Hong Kong SAR

09.01.02. Employment protection | Hong Kong SAR

22 Aug 2022

There is no dementia-specific policy to provide employment protection for people with dementia. Yet, if people with dementia are in the workplace, they will be protected in the same way as everyone does in the society by the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) (Department of Justice, 2019a) and the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (Cap 487) (Department of Justice, 2015). It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee with any disabilities or illness (Equal Opportunities Commission, n.d.).


Department of Justice. (2015). Cap. 487 Disability Discrimination Ordinance. Hong Kong Retrieved from https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap487.

Department of Justice. (2019a). Cap. 57 Employment Ordinance. Hong Kong: Department of Justice, HKSAR Retrieved from https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap57.

Equal Opportunities Commission. (n.d.). The Disability Discrimination Ordinance and I.