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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

EU allows Discrimination Shock

I found this story both funny and pathetic.

The European Commission said the EU's wide-ranging anti-discrimination laws did not apply to tobacco users. It was responding to concerns raised about a job advertisement placed by an Irish e-commerce firm which warned "smokers need not apply".
Funny because so many people are getting into a tiz over the actions of one small firm in Ireland. Pathetic because this is inevitably where the whole culture of anti-discrimination leads you to. A society where everyone is scared of making choices, in case they upset the thought police.

3 comments:

ken said...

I wonder if the company had said “non smokers need not apply”

Anonymous said...

This sounds like an anti-smoking campaign among EU citizens.
I just wonder that if a person is qualified and good enough for a job, let's say that it is the right person, then he will lose the job only because is a smoker??
In this case a future appliant with "low-skill but non smoker" would be perfect?!

james higham said...

"A society where everyone is scared of making choices, in case they upset the thought police."

My pet hate exactly - the thought police - one of the reasons I went 'offshore'.