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China to Amend Law on Women’s Rights and Interests

Wed, 18 May 2022
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 14 Apr. 2022, the Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress deliberated the draft amendment to the Law on the Protection of Women’s Rights and Interests.

Highlights of the review draft are as follows:

The draft adds a background check system for incoming staff to prevent sexual harassment and assault of female minors in schools.

The draft adds provisions on improving the maternity leave system to protect the maternity leave rights and interests of female employees.

The draft specifies that female employees shall not be restricted from promotion in post or in rank, evaluation of professional and technical titles or positions due to marriage, pregnancy, maternity leave, nursing or other circumstances, to further eliminate employment discrimination.

China’s Law on the Protection of Women's Rights and Interests  was adopted in 1992 and has been amended twice in 2005 and 2018 respectively.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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