Applying for a Job
Even before you get a job, employers cannot discriminate against you because you are a woman. Job advertisements cannot say that a job is suited to a certain gender.
During interviews or on job application forms employers cannot ask a question in which they may intend to discriminate, such as question about:
- Whether you are single, married, divorced or have a boyfriend/girlfriend
- If you have children or other people you look after
- If you plan to have children later on
- If you are using birth control
- At Work
When you are working, employers cannot discriminate against you because you are a woman.
Generally it is against the law for an employer to:
- Refuse to assign you certain tasks because you are a woman
- Pay you less money for doing the same work as other staff who are men
- Refuse to promote you because you are a woman
- Sometimes sex discrimination is allowed, such as required the model for men’s clothes to be a man.
Sexual Harassment is unwelcome or offensive sexual behaviour that is repeated or significant enough to have a harmful effect on you. If it happens when you are working it is against the law.