Spanish girl’s ‘sexist’ rejection letter sparks furore

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Ms Forcada mentioned she felt discriminated towards after receiving a job rejection for not being a person

A Spanish firm has been criticised for allegedly rejecting a lady for a job on the grounds she was not a person.

PR company Impulsa Comunicación informed Carla Forcada the account government position “wanted a person who might deal with the tempo of working with huge firms”.

The company has now been dropped by Coca-Cola and different corporations after she posted about it on social media.

The PR company mentioned that it was by no means its intention to discriminate towards Ms Forcada.

Ms Forcada, 25, studied advertising and marketing and communication and lives in Barcelona.

She mentioned on Twitter (in Spanish) that it was “unimaginable that firms that follow gender-based discrimination within the office nonetheless exist”.

Ms Forcada informed La Vanguardia newspaper that the e-mail she acquired made her really feel “insulted as she might do the job in addition to any man”.

She mentioned she acquired a later e-mail providing her a job alternative as a result of “somebody within the firm knew her”.

To indicate her anger on the discrimination that she believes she skilled, Ms Forcada tweeted at shoppers who had contracts with Impulsa Comunicación.

Coca-Cola mentioned that they’d not work with the company any extra and expressed their discomfort at Ms Forcada’s expertise.

In a tweet, they mentioned that they help firms which have “an inclusive, numerous and equal hiring coverage. We’re very sorry that our identify has been aligned with this discriminatory and unlucky response”.

One other shopper of the PR company is the Spanish division of the window glass restore firm Carglass.

In a tweet, Carglass apologised to Ms Forcada “and anybody else who has been offended by this message; we’re too. We’ve got expressed our place to Impulsa Comunicación”.

It mentioned that the corporate “promotes gender equality and acts like these don’t characterize our place”.

Impulsa Comunicación has shut down its web site. Nevertheless its director, Pere Terés, informed the Spanish newspaper ABC that the scenario was a “misunderstanding” and that “in no circumstance would the corporate settle for discrimination”.

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