Denmark -Sex discrimination between fiction and facts -February 04, 2013

Although series like ‘Borgen’ often present a positive image for women at work the reality can be different. Employers tend to find out more about candidates before hiring them, and it is not unusual for interviewers to ask someone's age, marital status, and whether they have children. The Union of Public Employees, the third largest trade union in the country, reported that it was handling 30 cases of women who felt they had been wrongly dismissed, and others report violations of the law in the job application process. In 2012, one in eight newly qualified nurses were asked at interview if they had, or planned to have, children, according to the nurses' union Dansk Sygeplejeråd. The trade unions are encouraging members to stand up for themselves and make full use of the legal provisions that exist.

English: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/the-womens-blog ...  

 

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