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11/21/2005

The Gender Issue continued

Japan, with its falling population, plans to toughen its gender equality laws, making it easier for women to resume working after having children. “The Health and Welfare Ministry will propose an amendment to the 1986 law that would ban employers from treating women unfavourably because they are pregnant or have young children. Employers would also be prevented from firing a woman who was pregnant, or who had a child under a year old, unless they could prove that the employee’s family situation was not the reason.” Read the article

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One Response to “The Gender Issue continued”

  1. Mei Says:

    Hi, I am a graduate student in the UK and I researching in the field of gender equality in Japan. If anyone reading this is female and work for a company in Japan, would you be interested in doing a survey on the topic?

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=27082436657

    Thanks very much.

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