Thursday, March 04, 2010

Women's hands not fit for shaking

A firm handshake says a lot about a person. So, if you were on a selection committee it's highly likely any candidate who refused to shake hands would be immediately excluded from the selection process. This judgement call could be a mistake:

Sweden’s National Public Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen) has decided not to appeal its fine for discriminating against a Muslim man who had his benefits withdrawn after refusing to shake the hand of Jeanette Löding, the female CEO of a firm with which he was seeking employment.

Women should neither be seen nor heard, much less be allowed to interview job candidates.


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