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China: Woman sues China Post for gender discrimination in employment process

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4 May 2015

China Post sued for gender discrimination against a woman seeking courier job

Author: Maria Siow, Channel NewsAsia

"Woman suing China Post for gender discrimination", 5 May 2015

One woman is suing the country's postal agency for gender discrimination after her application for the job of courier was rejected based on her gender...The postal agency decided not to hire her, explaining it was because she was a woman...China Post has argued that women are physically unsuitable for the job, having explained that some amount of heavy lifting is required...the postal agency has maintained it is protecting the legal rights of women by refusing to hire them as couriers...Analysts say despite China's progress, gender discrimination is still fairly widespread..."Even government departments and large companies publicly state in their hiring requirements that they hire men..."

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Author: 裴晓兰, 京华时报


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Author: 裴曉蘭, 京華時報

女大學畢業生鄧某想當快遞員,但稱快遞公司以她是女性為由拒絕簽約。認為自己受到就業性別歧視,她起訴快遞公司索賠體檢費及精神損害撫慰金5萬元... 她訴稱,在網上看到北京市郵政速遞物流有限公司招聘快遞員,招聘網頁寫明“任職資格:男,年齡:18-45歲,身體健康,無紋身,無前科” ... 快遞公司代理人辯稱,招聘廣告是勞務公司發布,如廣告存在就業性別歧視,應當由勞務公司擔責...代理人還指出,投遞員是法律法規禁止女性從事的負重體力勞動...此外,快遞公司的代理人質疑鄧某惡意製造訴訟陷阱...

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