January 29, 2014
Prior to referring to the Equal Opportunities Tribunal (EOT) any matter which is the subject of an investigation by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), the latter is duty bound under the relevant provisions of the Equal Opportunities Act to attempt to resolve the matter by conciliation.
Furthermore, the Equal Opportunities Act confers upon the EOC the power to request by written notice the attendance before it of any person who is alledged to have committed the act of discrimination in view of an attempt at conciliation, if any.
Non compliance with the statutory obligation referred to at paragraph 1 above may crystallize in a contention of procedural impropriety.
Consequently, the EOC shall summon Hon. Michael Sik Yuen to be and
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