Woman Accuses Postal Express for Gender Discrimination

January 31, 2015
Editor: Tracy Zhu
Woman Accuses Postal Express for Gender Discrimination

Xiaolu holds a box with a slogan "women can also work as couriers" in front of the Shunyi People's Court in Beijing. [ xwh.cn]

A woman known as Xiaolu has given a notice to Shunyi People's Court in which she accuses Beijing Postal Express & Logistics Co., Ltd for refusing to employ a female courier, a Jilin-based news website chinajilin.com.cn reported.

The 24-year-old girl graduated from university in June, 2014 and applied for a courier position at a branch office of the Beijing Postal Express & Logistics Co., Ltd in September.

Though the company said in the recruitment notice clearly that they only need male couriers, Xiaolu persuaded them to allow her to work for two days as a probationary period.

After two days of work, Xiaolu received praise from other colleagues; the head of the branch office even agreed to sign contract with her in October.

However, after a one-month wait, Xiaolu received a reply from the head's assistant, saying that the headquarters refused to recruit female couriers.

Then, Xiaolu resorted legal actions to protect her right to work. She delivered accusation material to Beijing Shunyi People's Court on January 26, 2015 and demanded that Beijing Postal Express & Logistics Co., Ltd apologize and make compensation for their mistake.

Only one day later, the court informed Xiaolu that they accepted to put her case on the docket.

(Source: cri.cn)

 

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