Ad for 'reliable workers' banned as discrimination
By: Cahir O'Doherty | Published Friday, January 29, 2010, 12:45 PM | Updated Saturday, August 3, 2013, 8:12 PM
The boss of a British recruitment firm said she was told she could not place an advertisement for ''reliable workers'' at the local Jobcenter because it discriminated against unreliable people.
Nicole Mamo, 48, wanted to post an ad for a low-paying domestic cleaner on her local Jobcentre Plus website. The text of the ad ended by stating that applicants for the post '"must be very reliable and hard-working."
But when Mamo called the Jobcentre the following day, she was told that her ad would not be displayed in the store. A Jobcentre worker claimed that the word ''reliable'' meant they could be sued for discriminating against unreliable workers.
A spokeswoman for the Campaign Against Political Correctness (yes, there actually is one) said: ''This situation is absolutely ridiculous. Of course people want reliable workers, and of course employers should be able to ask for them. If they can't advertise for what they actually want, then the system is broken."
It's political correctness gone mad, I tell you. I think they should send in the armed forces. It's the only language these people understand.