Employee’s right to equality and non-discrimination at the workplace.

An employee has a right to equality and non-discrimination at the workplace. Discrimination in employment and occupation occurs when an employee is treated differently or less favorably because of characteristics that are not related to his/her merit or the inherent requirements of the job. These characteristics commonly include race, colour, sex, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin, age and HIV/AIDS. V M K v Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Industrial Cause No. 1161 0f 2010. The claimant was awarded Kes 6,971,346/- for discrimination at the work place for a period of seven years for reasons of gender, pregnancy and HIV-AIDS status. The claimant could not be given a permanent contract simply because she was HIV ospitive. For more see: http://kenyalaw.org/caselaw/cases/view/92535/

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