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19 Dec 2013

Yulanda Wang, China News, translated by Women of China

China's First Workplace Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Closes

China's first workplace gender discrimination lawsuit reached settlement in the Haidian District Court in Beijing…The case, launched by a girl named Cao Ju against the Juren School, a private training institute, ended with the school making a formal apology to Cao and providing her with compensation. Cao had filed the case against the school for rejecting her job application on the basis that they only recruited male candidates…Yin said the school gave up its right to defense, "not because we had gender discrimination intentions…but because negligence on the part of our human resources department caused unnecessary misunderstandings." In the end, Juren offered 30,000 yuan (US$ 4,905.71) in compensation and formally apologized to Cao…Yin said, "This case…has drawn public attention to the need to improve human resources departments…" Gender discrimination is still relatively common in China…the Employment Promotion Law… clearly states that employment discrimination cases can be prosecuted.

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China: Country's first workplace gender discrimination lawsuit, against Juren School, reaches settlement

Juren Academy lawsuit (re employment gender discrimination in China)