Belgium save fined for discriminating against male activity-seeker

Women shoppers in a clothes store, Oct 2015 Image copyright Getty Pictures Symbol caption Gender stereotyping is alleged to be common in the retail sector

A Belgian retailer has been ordered to pay a person greater than ‚ā¨THIRTEEN,000 (¬£ELEVEN,726) in damages for turning him down for a job because it wanted a woman.

The guy in Louvain (Leuven), close to Brussels, complained to Belgium’s institute for gender equality, which received his case at a labour tribunal.

Rejecting his application for inventory manager, the garments store stated it was “on the lookout for a female colleague”.

The institute says it always resolves discrimination instances out of court.

Neither the store in Louvain nor the process-seeker have been named, for felony purposes.

Symbol copyright Getty Pictures Image caption Construction websites tend to be male-dominated spaces

Ms Loeckx said men have been more likely to suffer discrimination in retail outlets, beauty parlours and kindergartens.

With women, discrimination came more continuously from shipping firms, butchers, developers and taxi companies.

The IEFH’s annual report (in French) says some other factor it treated used to be “women only” events staged by means of two cinema chains. Males who wanted to go with their female partners to the events have been refused entry.

After a grievance from the IEFH the cinemas agreed to admit men, but saved the label “women simplest”, arguing that the promotions have been an instance of certain discrimination.

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