Brunch Restaurant Fined for Not Hiring Men

A brunch restaurant in Banciao District was fined NT$150,000 today after being found guilty of discriminatory hiring practices that violated gender equality provisions under Article 7 of the Employment Act.

Yummy Brunch was accused of refusing to interview a male job seeker when he applied for an advertised position for a server at the well-known restaurant.

Management told the man that they do not accept males for interviews, and that the servers were required to wear a dress as a uniform.

Labor Bureau officials said that under Article 7 of the Employment Act, except for special circumstances, such as requiring a male to model men’s clothing, or a female to work selling lingerie, for example, employers must recruit people based on their capabilities, and not discriminate on the basis of gender or sexual orientation.

Although provisions of Article 7 call for a fine of between NT$300,000 and NT$1.5 million, the judge took into account that the restaurant is a small business when handing out the fine of NT$150,000.

Source: Liberty Times Network.

Taiwan English News is an independent publication with no corporate funding or support. If you like what you have just read, please show your support by liking or following on Facebook or Twitter, or subscribing to Taiwan English News to receive the latest news via email. Advertising queries are welcome. Share, like, or comment below.

Comment and discuss this story

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.