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to think you aren't allowed to advertise this?

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Softlysoftly Thu 09-May-13 08:00:48

You aren't are you? Only special circumstances?

ElBombero Thu 09-May-13 08:02:31

Nope pretty sure it's not allowed. I'm no expert though...

Tee2072 Thu 09-May-13 08:08:12

Only if there's some reason a man couldn't do the job.

LadyStark Thu 09-May-13 08:09:32

Definitely not, can't imagine any circumstances where a take away in Cardiff could obtain permission for an exclusion.

Softlysoftly Thu 09-May-13 08:15:25

That's what I thought! Saw it on my Twitter feed think I may msg them.

Softlysoftly Thu 09-May-13 08:56:19

They've changed it and apologised. I made an actual difference wow.

Bet they still hire a woman though hmm

theodorakisses Thu 09-May-13 10:16:51

it's common in many places to state the nationality or gender in job and accomodation ads. In fact, looking through the Gulf Times, every ad states male or female and nationality, ie male Sri Lankan needed for accounts office. Maybe they have not been in the Uk long. It doesn't make me clutch my pearls, non issue really.

Tee2072 Thu 09-May-13 10:23:51

It's not a non-issue, it's illegal.

TigerSwallowTail Thu 09-May-13 10:25:21

The advert seems fine to me, what did it say before it was changed?

Tee2072 Thu 09-May-13 12:46:44

It said 'female staff wanted' tiger rather than just 'staff'.

StealthOfficialCrispTester Thu 09-May-13 12:49:10

Still does on page title. Bt thats no accident

Tee2072 Thu 09-May-13 12:58:32

You mean the URL, Stealth? I doubt they can change that.

StealthOfficialCrispTester Thu 09-May-13 13:01:58

They can and should - but I agree it's more of a pain

mintyneb Thu 09-May-13 13:10:49

I saw a job last week looking for females. Oh and they had to be well behaved as well :-(

yaimee Thu 09-May-13 13:11:00

Yanbu but just out of interest, what do places like Hooters do? Are they exempt? And if so then why them and not a take away? Both are food service places, what's the difference?

yaimee Thu 09-May-13 13:11:48

what the hell was the job minty shock

StealthOfficialCrispTester Thu 09-May-13 13:12:01

Minyy what was that

pinkmagic1 Thu 09-May-13 13:13:22

This sort of thing makes me really mad. I am currently job hunting and have noticed two adds recently, one asking for a polish women to work in an office and another for a house keeper wanting specifically a Pakistani women.

Tee2072 Thu 09-May-13 13:15:04

Stealth I meant the poster probably can't without contacting the site and I doubt the poster will think of it.

yaimee that's a really good question. Have you ever seen an advert for a waitress job there that says 'wanted: women with large breasts'?

mintyneb Thu 09-May-13 13:15:44

Oh that's crap pink.

The advert I saw was for a new coffee shop I think. The text didn't strike me as being written by someone who has English as their first language.

Tee2072 Thu 09-May-13 13:17:01

I just looked, they actually call them 'Hooters Girls' so that might give them an out.

Any employment lawyers about?

mintyneb Thu 09-May-13 13:17:13

Not that that excuses anything, I'm surprised the agency accepted the advert unless it was something they posted themselves on a job site. I'm new to jobhunting so don't know how things are done these days

Birdsgottafly Thu 09-May-13 13:29:20

A special licence is needed for the likes of Hooters and "adult" places, the licence will state the size of premises and the number of staff etc, so they then can advertise a particular gender. All female gyms etc can do the same, I think that it is right that this is still allowed for jobs that don't involve personal care. The clever way of getting round a particular culture, is to ask for "Polish speaking" etc and then just hire the actual Polish, applicant.

yaimee Thu 09-May-13 13:37:56

According to Wikipedia a number of men have successfully sued Hooters for not hiring them as waiters.

Booyhoo Thu 09-May-13 13:46:23

glad they have changed it. i wonder why they specifically thought they needed female staff? confused

on a side note. does anyone know if it's legal to advertise a flat and specify only over 40's ?

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