Retailer under fire for ‘duties’ in job ad

An Australian company received backlash from Twitter users this week after advertising a vacant position with some rather specific requirements.

Retailer under fire for ‘duties’ in job ad
Australian fashion retailer Lorna Jane received backlash from social media users earlier this week after posting an advertisement on Seek, Australia’s leading jobs website.

The post opened somewhat generically, detailing the company’s values and introducing prospective candidates to the brand. 

However, there was one aspect of the self-proclaimed ‘DREAM JOB’ that didn’t sit well with jobseekers: the highly-specific body measurements.

— Mrs Lily (@Lilylauren) July 6, 2015 Soon after posting the ad, Lorna Jane removed it from Seek – but the company claims that this has more to do with not wanting to disappoint too many respondents than the social media backlash.

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