China: Country's first workplace gender discrimination lawsuit, against Juren School, reaches settlement

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19 December 2013

China's First Workplace Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Closes

Author: Yulanda Wang, China News, translated by Women of China

China's first workplace gender discrimination lawsuit reached settlement in the Haidian District Court in Beijing…The case, launched by a girl named Cao Ju against the Juren School, a private training institute, ended with the school making a formal apology to Cao and providing her with compensation. Cao had filed the case against the school for rejecting her job application on the basis that they only recruited male candidates…Yin said the school gave up its right to defense, "not because we had gender discrimination intentions…but because negligence on the part of our human resources department caused unnecessary misunderstandings." In the end, Juren offered 30,000 yuan (US$ 4,905.71) in compensation and formally apologized to Cao…Yin said, "This case…has drawn public attention to the need to improve human resources departments…" Gender discrimination is still relatively common in China…the Employment Promotion Law… clearly states that employment discrimination cases can be prosecuted.

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Author: 高健、蒋妍,北京日报(中国)

求职女曹菊…控告…巨人教育就业性别歧视…海淀法院开庭审理…被告方巨人教育道歉…曹菊…去年…向巨人教育…投递了简历…(后来)致电巨人教育…巨人教育答复称该职位只招男性,即使曹菊各项条件都符合,也不会考虑…最终,她选择了诉讼…一开庭,巨人教育负责人就宣读了致歉信。“因为企业女性过多,所以招聘岗位以男性为主…这是我们工作的疏忽…”负责人表示不该忽视、漠视就业者的任何权益,并就巨人教育给曹菊造成的伤害致以道歉…拿出3万元交给曹菊...《北京市人力资源市场条例(草案)》…规定“用人单位或者委托人力资源服务机构发布的招聘信息不得包含歧视性内容”…

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