Job Ad Slammed For Asking Candidates To Display A Certain Ability

A job advertisement for an Executive Assistant and Investor Relations Associate is being slammed for asking candidates to be able to "deal with male banter and be sociable, but not distracting." 

This ad placed, placed in mainstream job websites, reveals how sexual harassment is normalized in our culture," says Sam Smethers of the women's rights group the Fawcett Society. 

Enrique Garcia, an employment law consultant, also disagrees with the posting saying, "banter can often be used as an excuse for harassment." 

A spokesman for RMS recruitment has apologized for the job description and the ad has been taken down, but not before hundreds of people saw it and reposted the ad. 

Do you have a problem with the way the job advertisement was worded? Do you think the company was trying to protect itself from any potential harassment cases and just chose a bad way to put it?


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