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Faroese firm sued for sexist job ad

A case regarding the ‘conditions of appointment’ clause of the Sex Discrimination Act 1994 will now be tested in court for the first time.

A Faroese company is being taken to court after the Equal Status Council reported a job advert specifying that a warehouse-based position was suitable for men only, reports Kvf.fo.

The prosecution calls for a DKK 5,000 fine, while the firm, a private limited company, pleads not guilty.

”This job is so physically demanding that it can only be performed by men,” the company’s managing director and the committee chairwoman said in court last week.

The sentence will be passed this week.


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