China: Education company, Juren Education, sued for gender discrimination

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Author: 中国青年报

…北京市…“巨人教育”楼前… 9个女孩…以行为艺术的方式抗议巨人教育集团因性别原因拒绝将某些工作岗位面向女生开放…曹菊起诉巨人教育集团性别歧视…以“平等就业权被侵害”为由向海淀区法院提起诉讼,理由是这家单位的职位上注明只招“男性”。中国政法大学宪政研究所的负责人刘小楠副教授表示,这可能是《就业促进法》2008年生效后大学生求职中全国性别就业歧视第一案...

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25 July 2012

Women protest company accused of discrimination [China]

Author: Luo Wangshu, China Daily

A group of women calling for workplace equality demonstrated…outside a Beijing company [Juren Education Technology Co]…Cao…filed her case with Beijing's Haidian district court…[She] claims…the company told her she had been rejected for…[a] job because it was a "man-only" position…A human resources employee…said she had no information about Cao's allegations…The head of the company was unavailable for comment. Liu Xiaonan, an associate professor at China University of Political Science and Law…said the case could be the first lawsuit filed over job-recruitment sex discrimination since the Employment Promotion Law went into effect...

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