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A Spanish airline's unusual job requirement: A pregnancy test

The practice was widely criticised in Spain, which has laws prohibiting gender discrimination

Amie Tsang | NYT 

Expectant mothers are typically advised to avoid flying in their final trimester. But job candidates at one Spanish airline were required to take a pregnancy test before they were even hired. The airline, Iberia, defended the test in the name of safety. Government and union officials decried the practice as sexist. Iberia said this week that it would drop the practice after being fined for discrimination. The airline required potential employees to pass a series of tests before being hired, including a medical examination, which for women meant a pregnancy test. Iberia ...

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 10:21 IST
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