boss had her job ad banned – because it asked for ‘hard-working’ staff, it is
to the Mirror newspaper, Beryl King was told by a Jobcentre that it
discriminated against people who were not industrious.
newspaper said the Southampton Jobcentre is investigating the matter. A
spokesman told the paper: "Words such as ‘hardworking’ can be accepted if
used with a clear job description."
similar case arose last month when an optician was told she could not advertise
for a ‘hard-working receptionist’. The JobCentre later said that it was not
policy to deem hard work discriminatory.