PUBLISHED : Sunday, 05 January, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 05 January, 1997, 12:00am

I refer to the front-page news report in the Sunday Morning Post on December 29, about sex discrimination legislation. Although I am generally in favour of equal opportunities, I fail to understand how both sexes can apply for a job that is suitable to only one gender.

I feel bemused when I try to visualise a dozen male applicants waiting for an interview for a receptionist's job. Employers must be able to select an applicant of the appropriate gender, thereby giving them that much-needed flexibility while advertising.

Employers, however, must not discriminate against any race, religion or nationality. I remember a bank advertising for private bankers, inviting all but Indian nationals.

Now that is blatant discrimination against Indian professionals in that field in my dictionary.



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