- 14 Aug 2013
An employer advertising for girls/women removed the advert following a complaint. The advert was in conflict with the Danish Act on Equal Treatment of Men and Women, but the complainant had not applied for the job and was therefore not entitled to compensation
The Board sided with the complainant, holding that the wording of the job advert was at odds with the Danish Act on Equal Treatment of Men and Women and ordering the temp agency to remove it. But since the complainant had not applied for the job, the complainant was not entitled to compensation.
Norrbom Vinding notes
- that the decision illustrates that employers are not allowed to advertise for persons of a specific gender, but that adverts advertising for applicants of a specific gender do not in themselves entitle a complainant to compensation for discrimination; and
- that, in addition, employers should be aware that, under the Danish Act on Equal Treatment of Men and Women, employers may be fined for violating the prohibition against gender-specific advertising.