French Company Advertises for Graphic Designer – “Non-Jewish Candidates Preferred”
In January an Islamic terrorist murdered four Jews at a grocer in Paris – Left to right: Yoav Hattab, 21, François-Michel Saada, 60, Yohan Cohen, 22, and Philippe Braham, 40.
French company NSL Studio posted an online ad this week – non-Jewish candidates preferred.
France 24 reported:
A French job advert aimed at “non-Jewish” candidates, and the clumsy attempts to explain how it was ever posted, have triggered a backlash on social media.
The job ad for a graphic designer at a Paris company appeared on a specialist website on Tuesday with the line “if possible, not Jewish” among the selection criteria for the position.
Social media were soon awash with screengrabs of the litigious ad (see below), along with outraged comments by internet users.
SOS Racisme, a leading anti-racism watchdog, announced it was launching legal proceedings. According to French law, it is illegal to refer in a job ad to candidates’ “faith, sex, sexual orientation, ethnic, national or racial background, political opinions etc.”
The Graphic Jobs website promptly removed the advert and apologised on Twitter for failing to spot the “scandalous” line…
… Last month, France’s main Jewish group said anti-Semitic acts had more than doubled in 2014 compared to the previous year.