Job ad specifying 'male candidates only' deemed illegal
A Chinese restaurant in Zurich is under fire for placing a job advert which specifically asked for male candidates only.
The job was for a branch manager at the Hong Kong Food Paradise outlet in Sihlcity.
The owner told the press they were seeking only men as they are more available for the unsociable shifts as women will have to look after the family.
Employment lawyers say the advert is illegal. A spokesman for the Gender Equality Office in Zurich says adverts can only specify a male or female if its essential for the job. He says its clearly not the case for a restaurant manager.