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A sexist manager of a chip shop rejected a male jobseeker because he is only looking for female staff. He says that “women are better and work harder”.
The Mirror reports that unemployed Jorge Gorman, 33, of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, has more than 15 years’ experience in the food and drinks sector. He had applied for an order taker role at The Anchor Fish and Chips in Nottingham last week when he received the shocking reply refusing to give him a chance.
The acting manager of Anchor Fish & Chips in Nottingham defended discriminating against Jorge with a text saying “women are better”, claiming that it was not discrimination but only his opinion that women were better at this particular role than men.
It is not known at the time of writing whether Jorge will be taking the case to the Sex Discrimination Tribunal, which is the right thing to do for anyone discriminated against on the basis of their sex. William Collins reports that many men do this every year.
According to the Sun, the owner of the chip shop has since distanced himself from the comments made by the manager, saying they would hire male or female staff for the role.