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A small group of workers gathered outside Hong Kong’s General Post Office on Thursday to protest what they say is the discriminatory treatment of employees with disabilities at Hongkong Post. According to the protesters, the company has failed to adequately respond to a number of official complaints regarding discriminatory behaviour.
Chan Wai Man, vice-chairman of the Rights Association of Hong Kong Post Contract Staff, told RTHK there have been nine instances of using derogatory nicknames, unfair treatment, and bullying by managers and executives over the past two years.
Four victims made official complaints to the management of Hongkong Post, who allegedly brushed them aside saying they were misunderstandings and communication errors, the SCMP reports.
The rights association has said it intends to bring the matter before the Equal Opportunities Commission should there be no improvements in the situation at Hongkong Post.
Speaking to RTHK, the Post Office said discrimination is not allowed or tolerated, and that they will handle the complaints fairly and confidentially.
Human Resources has reached out to Hongkong Post for further comment.