A bar in Ponsonby Auckland feels things are getting too blokey, and would like to address that by getting some more female bar staff. Â Turns out, offering a job with a predetermined intent to avoid employing one gender over another is against the Human Rights Act.
A popular Ponsonby bar has been caught out advertising jobs for women only, a day after theÂ HeraldÂ revealed that Masala restaurant in Stanmore Bay had done the same.
Chapel Bar & Bistro posted an online ad saying: “We need female bar & floor staff at Chapel … drop us an email if you or a friend needs a job.”
Owner Luke Dallow said the ad was to be taken “tongue-in-cheek”, but was worded that way because the central Auckland business was seeking gender balance.
The Human Rights Commission said both Masala and Chapel could be in breach of the Human Rights Act.
“Should the commission receive a complaint, it will be dealt with in the usual manner,” a spokeswoman said.
So if a political party states that they want to achieve gender balance by favouring women over men, then not a PEEP from the Human Rights commission, but when a bar owner does it, he’s getting his nuts pulled off by the Herald for being honest about his intent. Â Read more »