Thursday, March 03, 2016

Barmaids, paperboys and handymen are barred in Britain

Advertising for a Polish builder or a barmaid could land businesses in hot water after new guidance was published barring employers from trying to hire someone based on their sex, age of nationality.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has warned businesses that they could be breaking the law should they ask for any particular characteristics in a job advert that would stop certain groups from applying.

An example of a breach, according to the public body, would be for bank advertisement specifying that a permanent address is required, as it might discriminate against Syrian asylum seekers who cannot open a bank account.

The commission specified that there were 'very limited circumstances' in which certain groups may be excluded, the Sunday Times reported, such as a leisure centre advertising women-only swimming as Muslim woman may not wish to swim with men.

The EHRC is a public body was set up following the establishment of the Equality Act in 2006, and is responsible for the promotion and enforcement of non-discrimination in England, Scotland and Wales.



Stan B said...

So it's OK to discriminate based upon arcane religious beliefs, as long as those beliefs are not Christian (would it be OK to advertise a MEN Only Swim, so that good Christian men are not distracted by women?) or based on personal experience (we sell more booze when a good looking young woman tends the bar as opposed to ugly old men.)

I love that they offer exceptions for traditions that are steeped in second-class citizenship of other cultures while attacking such traditions in their own!

Anonymous said...

Among Politically Correct Liberals, nonsense abounds and foolishness prevails.

Bird of Paradise said...

The PC nonsense its never ending just how idiotic it can get becuase of a bunch of jerks and brainless numbskulls thinks(?)certian words may be offensive to others

Anonymous said...

There's an impossible "tap dance" for western societies trying to square modern concepts of democratic civil rights at the same time with the rights of religious folks to hold and exercise opposing traditional views (whether muslim or christian).

Storm the Abatross said...

South Dakotas govenor just vetoed the big transgender latrene bill

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

The PC poppycock never ceases to amaze me I mean it just gets so rediculous and especialy when the goverment gets involved