Guiding Case No. 185: Yan Jialin v. Zhejiang Sheraton Resorts Co., Ltd. (dispute over right to equality in employment)(Deliberated and adopted by the Judicial Committee of the Supreme People's Court, issued on July 4, 2022)
civil; right to equality in employment; discrimination in employment; regional discrimination
[Key Points of Judgment]
Where, in employing personnel, an employer disparately treats an employee without any justifiable reason on the basis of such factors having no positive connection with "internal requirements of a job " as region and gender, such treatment constitutes discrimination in employment. If the employee claims the employer to assume the corresponding legal liability on the ground that his or her right to equality in employment is harmed, the people's court shall support such claim.