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Employer seeks 'preferably a boy'

When recruiting for a new role, it is crucial that all candidates are given an equal opportunity to apply.

Not only is this required by law under the Equality Act 2010 – which protects people from discrimination in the workplace and wider society – it is also crucial for hiring diverse workforces that come with a range of skills.

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Comments (1)

  • Boris
    Mon, 11 Nov 2019 8:49am GMT
    Oh I do hope that this company are prosecuted for this advert. It sounds like the company attitude and that of it's workforce could use a wakeup call to the real world. Where it is illegal to specify any type of protected characteristic when advertising a job.
    It is frustrating that companies are still doing this. I spend my days teaching young people how to market themselves to look for jobs and companies like this try to undo all my teachings. More needs to be done to enforce the Equality Act, maybe then employers will think twice before posting blatantly sexist, racist or ageist adverts.