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'Lad' wanted for heavy lifting job

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    Equal Opportunities Commission v Grays Retailing Ltd [1994] IT/32646/94 (0 other reports)

An employer who asked jobcentre staff to advertise a job as being one for a "lad" because it involved heavy lifting acted unlawfully, rules a Birmingham industrial tribunal (Chair: J G Haslam) in Equal Opportunities Commission v Grays Retailing Ltd.

An employee of Grays Retailing Ltd, Mrs Baker, rang the local jobcentre to place a vacancy for a "lad" to do all the heavy lifting in the stockroom.