The new crown epidemic in Hong Kong is severe, with more than 100 confirmed cases recorded in the past two days.
Among them, the epidemic situation in Kwai Chung Village, the hardest-hit area, continues, and the residents of Yat Kwai House and Ying Kwai House still need to continue to fence off their feet for compulsory inspection.
A group earlier visited residents in the area and found 11 people who said they had been fired for closing down the building.
A spokesman for the Labour and Welfare Bureau today reminded employers that dismissal due to quarantine, compulsory testing, etc. may constitute unreasonable dismissal, and called on affected employees to seek help from the authorities.
"Kwai Tsing Kaifong United Front" interviewed about 200 residents online last Saturday (22nd), the first day that the residents of Yat Kwai House in Kwai Chung Village were banned, from Yat Kwai House, Ying Kwai House, Qian Kwai House, Hiu Kwai House, Ya Kwai House and Xu Kwai House.
According to the survey results, 11 residents were fired because the authorities sealed off the building; 81 residents were also forced to take unpaid leave or annual leave.
A spokesman for the Labour and Welfare Bureau reminded today that employers should try their best to understand the actual difficulties faced by employees during the epidemic, maintain good communication with employees, and negotiate work arrangements.
The spokesman warned that dismissal should not be based on quarantine, restriction and quarantine announcements, and mandatory testing announcements, otherwise it may constitute unreasonable dismissal.
Therefore, affected employees are urged to contact the Labour Relations Division of the Labour Department for assistance and to file a claim with the employer.
▼On January 25, compulsory inspection at Xia Kwai House, Kwai Chung Village▼
Kwai Chung Village｜A resident claims to have been fired Chu Minjian: It depends on the situation or violates the Disability Discrimination Ordinance The forced inspection of Fu Tak House in the village found 5 cases and 1 case of positive closures｜Consecutive closure of three buildings: Ha Kwai House in Kwai Chung Village, Hing Fung House in Sham Shui Po, and Fu Tak House in Tai Wo Hau Village participated in the closure of Kwai Chung Village Civil servants went to work as usual. "Make-up flight": WFH is required if there is no negative result