Top Court vows to redress job bias

BEIJING: The Supreme People’s Court (SPC) has reiterated efforts to resolutely correct job discrimination in accordance with the law, stressing the discrimination against laborers from the coronavirus hard-hit Hubei Province should be prohibited. Regional discrimination in recruitment and arbitrary dismissals of Hubei workers should be corrected to ensure laborers’ equal employment rights, the SPC said. The SPC has also released a guideline Monday, noting that employers’ applications to fire employees citing epidemic-related excuses will be rejected, which includes employees who have been infected or suspected of being infected with COVID-19, infected with the virus without showing symptoms, staying in quarantine due to the disease or hailing from Hubei or other coronavirus hot spots. – Agencies