Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 1 month ago

Should gender be a factor that’s considered when evaluating job applicants?

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  • garry
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    some times when a job requires  that certain gender .

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Use yr brains .. for heavy construction work, man is best.

     Depending on the nature of the job .. eg. above.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yea. Hiring a man is always a bonus since they won’t be standing around and talking to their coworkers.

  • 1 month ago

    In general no. When evaluating a candidate for a job, the skills & the qualification of the person should be valued & not the gender of the person. In certain cases, there could be exemption.Example for a job in a women's college, only women can apply.

    In cinema, if you need a hero, then only male can apply. If you need a model for lingerie, then only women can apply. If you need to demonstrate on male body for education purpose, only male can apply. These are some of the example where only certain gender can apply.

    Besides exception cases like this, the gender should not be considered in reviewing the job applicants as both male & female are able to do the work such as office jobs, teaching, driving, cooking & many others.

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  • 1 month ago

    Generally no, that would be considered illegal. It would have to be a Bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) under employment law to be exempt. 

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Depends on the job. A strip club might hire only female dancers because that's what its clientele demands. Despite all the talk about a "female James Bond" one suspects that role will always be filled by a male actor. You wouldn't have much luck hiring a male gestational surrogate or a female sperm donor. But outside of a few gigs gender shouldn't be a factor, the ability to perform the job well should be the determinant. 

  • 1 month ago

    Only in very limited settings. For example, if you're hiring for a male review, you should only hire men. In general, though, no. 

  • 1 month ago

    of course. same way gender is considered when evaluating birth applicants. 

    make abortion great again

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That would fall under discrimination, which is still illegal.   However, that's not to say it doesn't happen.  More likely than not if the one doing the evaluating is a white male then its reasonable to assume that gender and skin color is the most important criteria used for evaluating applicants.  For example, men will be hired over women for construction jobs and women will be hired over men as a secretary.  Any who would make it past the evaluation point

    will be white.  And thats where white priviledge come into play.

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Association rights dictate that such issues are a private matter and up to individual businesses to decide. 

    @Anoymous: Liberals in general are openly aggressive towards association rights. Liberals don't respect the fact that the right to association includes the right to not associate. 

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