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.

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