Human rights group China Labor Watch has accused South Korea's Samsung of utilizing a hiring poster for one of its plants in China which states that applicants must be “female and not possess any type of communicable disease."

The group alleges that this violates article 12 of the Chinese Labor Law, which states: "Labourers shall not be discriminated against in employment, regardless of their ethnic community, race, sex, or religious belief."  The group also alleges that this violates article 30 of the Employment Promotion Law, which states: "No employment unit, when recruiting employees, shall refuse to employ a job candidate on the basis that he/she is a carrier of any infectious pathogen."