Czech Helsinki Committee finds eighth of job ads discriminatory

The Czech Helsinki Committee, an NGO focusing on human rights, has found that an eighth of Czech advertisements for job applications that it sampled were discriminatory. The organisation looked at ads placed on the popular jobs website and found that many, thanks to the Czech linguistic way of adding genders to names – such as “asistent” for a man and “asistentka” for a woman – were directly excluding members of the opposite sex. The analysis also found numerous cases of age discrimination in ads. Additionally, the Committee also found that around five percent of ads for housing contained subtle mechanisms to exclude minorities or foreigners. In total, 12,000 advertisements were examined in the study.

Author: Dominik Jůn