Discrimination

‘Employers forcing workers to get vaccinated face legal action’

Published by rudy Date posted on November 26, 2021

by Mayen Jaymalin – The Philippine Star, 26 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Employers requiring their workers to get vaccinated or undergo swab tests face legal action, the country’s largest labor coalition warned on Wednesday.

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Discrimination of any kind can lead to much higher risk of mental and behavioral issues for young people, study finds

Published by rudy Date posted on November 9, 2021

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22 Oct 2021 – ‘No jab, no pay’ is patently illegal

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2021

By Ruben D. Torres, 22 Oct 2021 NON-payment or withholding of wages for work already done is patently illegal under the Labor Code of the Philippines. Even delay in payment of wages can only be allowed if there is an emergency which makes the timely payment of wages impossible.

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IATF resolution basis for ‘no jab, no job’ – Bello

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2021

by Mayen Jaymalin – The Philippine Star, 22 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello yesterday said certain establishments are allowed to require their workers to get vaccinated, based on a resolution issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), despite the absence of an enabling law.

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DOH to hold accountable those behind health workers’ discrimination

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2021

By: Krissy Aguilar, INQINQUIRER.net, 1 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Saturday said they will hold accountable those who subject health workers to discrimination, intimidation and even red-tagging despite their crucial role in the COVID-19 response.

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Labor chief: Employers can’t fire workers who refuse vaccine

Published by rudy Date posted on March 4, 2021

By Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 4 Mar 2021 Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday warned employers against firing workers who will refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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4 Mar 2021 – ‘No vaccination, no work’ policy illegal – DOLE

Published by rudy Date posted on March 4, 2021

 

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House OKs bill banning discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity

Published by rudy Date posted on February 2, 2021

By CNN Philippines Staff, 2 Feb 2021 The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a measure that seeks to penalize discrimination based on one’s race, religion and ethnicity as well as provide reparation to victims. (FILE PHOTO) Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 2) — The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a measure that seeks…

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House passes bill vs women discrimination

Published by rudy Date posted on November 24, 2020

by Edu Punay (The Philippine Star), 24 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill that expands the prohibited acts of discrimination against women.

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Manila signs ordinance prohibiting gender discrimination

Published by rudy Date posted on October 29, 2020

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Can employees be dismissed due to marriage or pregnancy?

Published by rudy Date posted on October 26, 2020

by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez (The Freeman), 26 Oct 2020 The answer is no, as a general rule, especially for women workers. There are exceptions though that are applicable to men and I shall explain them below. Women cannot be dismissed due to marriage or for getting pregnant. Both the law and public policy, as…

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Crying discrimination, jeepney drivers turn to Supreme Court

Published by rudy Date posted on September 30, 2020

By: Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 30 Sep 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Decrying discrimination, a group of jeepney drivers asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to nullify government orders during the COVID-19 pandemic that gave least priority to them when public utility vehicles (PUVs) were gradually allowed to operate again.

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IC issues rules to protect PWDs from discrimination

Published by rudy Date posted on August 29, 2020

by Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), 29 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Insurance Commission (IC) has instructed all regulated entities selling various insurance products not to discriminate against persons with disabilities (PWDs).

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Pregnancy discrimination in Southeast Asia

Published by rudy Date posted on July 26, 2020

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COVID-19: Age-based measures coming out of lockdown

Published by rudy Date posted on July 14, 2020

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Workers lack legal protection if an employer retaliates for reports of discrimination in more than half of countries, found the study

Published by rudy Date posted on July 9, 2020

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Bias against women driven by people who think it doesn’t exist: study

Published by rudy Date posted on June 30, 2020

by Kelly Macnamara (Agence France-Presse), 30 Jun 2020 PARIS — Managers who believe gender discrimination is a thing of the past showed bias against women by suggesting a female job candidate be paid eight percent less than an identically qualified man, according to new research.

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Age demands action: Campaign toolkit to challenge ageism in the time of COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2020

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104 discriminatory acts against health workers recorded

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2020

by Romina Cabrera (The Philippine Star), 2 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Over a hundred cases of attacks and discrimination against healthcare workers have been recorded by the police since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country.

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WHO addresses COVID-19 stigma vs ‘specific populations’

Published by rudy Date posted on February 25, 2020

by Ratziel San Juan (Philstar.com), 25 Feb 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The World Health Organization in its latest situational report observed the rise of stigmatization and stereotyping of certain populations in reaction to the global outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19.

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DOLE prohibits discrimination against workers with mental health condition

Published by rudy Date posted on February 17, 2020

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) – February 17, 2020 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Terminating an employee due to his or her mental health condition is now prohibited, as long as the condition does not interfere with the performance of the job or affect the safety of others, according to a new order issued…

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[ANALYSIS] SOGIEnomics: Why fighting for LGBTQ+ rights makes economic sense

Published by rudy Date posted on August 22, 2019

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Support pours in for trans woman after workplace discrimination tweet

Published by rudy Date posted on July 17, 2019

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Marikina mayor signs anti-discrimination ordinance

Published by rudy Date posted on June 29, 2019

by Katrina Hallare, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jun 29, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — A new ordinance in Marikina now ensures equal opportunities for members of the lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, queers, and other sectors (LGBTQ+).

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A law to protect the Filipino LGBTQ+ community against discrimination remains elusive

Published by rudy Date posted on June 28, 2019

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No more HMO discrimination under new AIDS law

Published by rudy Date posted on February 26, 2019

By Ellson Quismorio, Manila Bulletin, Feb 26, 2019 Health and life insurers can no longer discriminate against Filipinos living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) under the new AIDS Prevention and Control Law, Surigao del Sur 2nd district Rep. Johnny Pimentel said Tuesday.

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CHR issues guidelines vs LGBT discrimination

Published by rudy Date posted on June 25, 2018

by Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jun 25, 2018 The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has launched a set of guidelines for handling complaints involving discrimination against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

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Robredo: PH leaders’ words make gender discrimination worse

Published by rudy Date posted on March 13, 2018

‘This is what the youth see and hear. So the notion that women are not equal to men is reinforced,’ says the Vice President by Rappler.com, Mar 13, 2018 MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo said on Tuesday, March 13, that the country’s leaders should be heading efforts against gender stereotyping and discrimination against…

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‘Red Flags’ launched to check discrimination in the workplace

Published by rudy Date posted on September 1, 2017

Inquirer, Sep 01, 2017 How can the Philippines get rid of terrorism without resorting to military operations? By spreading guidelines on achieving an inclusive and diverse workplace, as International Alert country manager Francisco Lara Jr. would say.

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Anger over calls to limit air-con for Hong Kong maids

Published by rudy Date posted on August 11, 2017

Agence France-Presse, Aug 11, 2017 Hong Kong, China — Calls to restrict air conditioning for Hong Kong’s domestic maids amid sweltering summer temperatures were dubbed inhumane by rights groups Friday, after a politician suggested helpers should get “used to the hot weather”.

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