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07th May 2015

Irish Supermarket Slammed for Sexist Job Advert

Because this is woman's work.

Rebecca McKnight

Everyone knows the Irish jobs market is tough at the minute, but nobody wants this kind of advantage when applying. 

Londis on Grafton St. in Dublin’s city centre has been slammed this week for displaying a recruitment notice for deli staff in its windows. The problem? Londis wants female staff only.

Supermarket bosses were taken to task via Facebook by Klara Condac, who snapped a picture of the offending advert and wrote:

“Loren McNerney Quigley and I were on Grafton st. today and we noticed this sign in the window. We went in to ask the manager why it was that they exclusively required “female staff” for their deli. He simply responded that it was a job for a woman, and when we said that it was illegal to do so, he just shrugged and looked both of us up and down.
I am very very curious to find out what exactly makes a deli job a “womans job”! Gender stereotypes is a disgusting reason.”

The post has attracted hundreds of “likes” and many comments, but representatives for Londis are yet to respond. Calls to the Grafton St. store from Her.ie went unanswered earlier today.

Hat tip: Thank you to Her.ie reader Natasha for sending this one on. If you’ve spotted something you think should feature on Her.ie, get in touch! You’ll find us on Twitter here, on Facebook here or you can drop us a line to hello@her.ie!

UPDATE: 15.50  – Londis have reached out with a statement

Londis Statement 07.05.15

Londis is an equal opportunities employer and we are disappointed to see a job advertised by one of our franchisees in this way. The sign was removed as soon as we were made aware of this issue.

Loren McNerney Quigley and I were on Grafton st. today and we noticed this sign in the window. We went in to ask the…

Posted by Klara Condac on Tuesday, 5 May 2015