‘Short’ woman denied job

‘Short’ woman denied job

STOCKHOLM – A Swedish labour court fined Ford’s Volvo Car Corp 40 000 Swedish crowns (about N$32,77 million) in damages on Wednesday for refusing a woman a job on an assembly line on the grounds she was too short at 160 cm.

The woman, then 27, applied for a job at a Volvo car plant in Gothenburg three years ago to be told assembly line workers must be between 163 and 195 cm tall for safety reasons. The ruling said that while Volvo was not discriminating against women on purpose, in practice a quarter to a third of all women in Sweden would not qualify to work there.-Nampa-ReutersThe ruling said that while Volvo was not discriminating against women on purpose, in practice a quarter to a third of all women in Sweden would not qualify to work there.-Nampa-Reuters

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