Labour Inspection Office reports 15 examples of unequal treatment in 2021

  • Around 15 organisations were given warnings over workplace abuse. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 24 Nov 2021 - 12:53, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Labour Inspection Office of Georgia has reported 15 examples of unequal treatment in 2021. 

The inspection analysed the requirements of 100 publicly available job vacancies, as well as cases of alleged workplace abuse.

The analysis showed that a number of vacancies included discriminatory requirements, such as age limits, gender preferences, and preferred physical criteria.

Sales consultant positions required ‘pleasant-looking females.’ Kitchen employee positions aimed for ‘females aged 18-50.’ The vacancies discriminated against overweight applicants, as they ‘would not be able to deliver quality service,’ the inspection reported.

The inspection office defines workplace abuse as ‘unwelcome behaviour from the employer, which aims to create a disparaging, offensive, and degrading environment.’

Eventually, around 15 organisations were given warnings over workplace abuse.

The inspection office is calling on employers to refrain from workplace discrimination.

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