China Airlines and Presicarre Corporation were given heavy fines several times after government inspectors found female workers working late at their companies from 2015 to 2016 and 2015 to 2019, respectively.
making women work late would only add to their burden, such as taking care of children and doing house chores
Absurd this law existed. Way to go Taiwan!
Article 49 of Taiwan’s Labor Standards Act stipulates that a female worker should not be made to work between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
On Friday, however, the Constitutional Court decided to void the law, citing Article 7 of the Constitution, which states that all citizens, irrespective of sex, religion, race, class, or party affiliation, shall be equal before the law
Beyond this law you’ve just posted about, Taiwan only believes in equality before the law for its citizens. Huh. Either that’s a mistranslation or Taiwan doesn’t believe that every human being in the country is equal, only citizens. Which explains a lot…
It seems so since vast numbers of female migrant workers work the night shift in companies here and their Taiwanese colleagues often do the day shift . Some do it for years on end. And some Taiwanese women regularly do night shift work but much fewer in number.
This is also a good example of an absurd law that could be applied by a local government official if they wanted to…Too many contradictory laws like this as there was never any ban in place due to the law not being enforced .