Job ad: No co-habiting couples need apply

married farmerBacklash over job ad ruling out de facto couples
Stuff co.nz 28 February 2017
Family First Comment: Brilliant!
“They’ll be living in a house on my property and setting an example for my daughters. I think marriage has been downgraded in our culture in the last few decades and we’re paying for it as a country. There’s a huge social cost to our country.” Although he hadn’t expected a negative reaction, Wilson said he would run the same advertisement again.”
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A job ad which ruled out de facto couples has sparked a furore but the man who placed it says he was just being honest. The advertisement, for a sharemilker in Inglewood, described the position as suitable for a “married couple or exceptional single person with family support.” It also stated that “No co-habiting couples need apply.”  The response to the ad was swift and scathing, with some Twitter users calling it discriminatory and illegal.

But Hugh Wilson, who placed the ad, said he was just being honest about his selection criteria and hadn’t wanted to waste applicants’ time. “Unmarried couples that turned up for the job, [I could] tell them they didn’t have the job but not tell them why,” he said. “What’s honest about that? It’s wasting their time.” While he was aware of laws around discrimination on the basis of age and other factors, Wilson said he hadn’t known they applied to marital status and had wanted to attract applicants who would set a good example for his family. “I was fairly confident it wasn’t illegal,” he said. “They’ll be living in a house on my property and setting an example for my daughters. “I think marriage has been downgraded in our culture in the last few decades and we’re paying for it as a country. There’s a huge social cost to our country.” Although he hadn’t expected a negative reaction, Wilson said he would run the same advertisement again.
READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/89857953/backlash-over-job-ad-ruling-out-de-facto-couples

Job ad for sharemilker in Taranaki ruling out ‘co-habiting couples’ causes criticism
NZ Herald 28 February 2017
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