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Chapter VII, Section 59 of China’s Labor Act (1994) automatically bars all women from engaging in mining, other forms of intense physical labor that the State specifies or other work that female workers “should avoid.”

  • Country: China
  • Law status: Discriminatory law in force
  • Law Type: Employment

Chapter VII, Section 59 of China’s Labour Act (1994) automatically bars all women from engaging in mining, other forms of intense physical labor that the State specifies or other work that female workers “should avoid.”

Chapter VII. Special Protection for Female and Juvenile Workers.

Section 59. It is prohibited to arrange female workers to engage in work down the pit of mines, or work with grade IV physical labour intensity as stipulated by the State, or other work that female workers should avoid.

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