Skip to comments.Advert for 'reliable workers' banned as discrimination by Jobcentre Plus
Posted on 01/27/2010 5:18:20 PM PST by KeyLargo
Advert for 'reliable workers' banned as discrimination by Jobcentre Plus
Published: 11:00PM GMT 26 Jan 2010
The boss of a recruitment firm said she was told she could not place an advert for ''reliable workers'' because it discriminated against unreliable people.
Nicole Mamo, 48, wanted to post an advert for a £5.80-an-hour domestic cleaner on her local Jobcentre Plus website.
The text of the advert ended by stating that any applicants for the post ''must be very reliable and hard-working''.
But when Ms Mamo called the Jobcentre Plus in Thetford, Norfolk, the following day she was told that her advert would not be displayed instore.
A Jobcentre Plus worker claimed that the word ''reliable'' meant they could be sued for discriminating against unreliable workers.
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So, I guess an ad for “Decent Liberals” would be out of the question?
No “able body” ads either I would presume for disabled persons.
So, I guess an ad for, lets say, nurses, could not be posted because it discriminates against anyone who is NOT a nurse! Same logic.
Am I to gather from this that in the U.K. you can’t fire (er... “sack”) somebody for such things as failing to show up on time, failing to show up at all, or doing poor quality work? Is that it?
To think that these people once ruled the world. Sad.