Dubai: 'Persons with Young Children Need Not Apply' Job Ad Sparks Anger

Published September 13th, 2018 - 12:54 GMT
Man applying for a job online. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Man applying for a job online. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

The ad sparked anger on social media after it was posted on a recruitment website.

A Dublin-based oil company has drawn flak for posting a job advert that specified 'persons with young children need not apply'. The ad sparked anger on social media after it was posted on recruitment website Indeed and since has been removed.

The advert for an office worker for the company based in Malahide has been heavily criticised online, with some describing it as 'hugely depressing' and 'surely illegal'. Under the Employment Equality Acts in Ireland, employers cannot discriminate against those who have children, according to Daily Mail reports.

The description of the job stated the company needed an employee for 'answering phones and computer skills', and 'must have a good knowledge of the Dublin area'. It also stated in the third line of the description: 'Persons with young Children need not apply'.

The job advert was first shared on Twitter by the @WorkJuggle account, who commented: 'This just shared with us. Can you believe someone wrote this? And that @indeedposted it?' Another user wrote: 'This is terrible! And I'm 2018 for god's sake, shows that this company have a long way to go'.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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