Academic journal article et Cetera

Watch Your Language!

Academic journal article et Cetera

Watch Your Language!

Article excerpt

Advisory from Califomia Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Reprinted without alteration.

SEX

One-girl office

Two-man operation

FOA (Front Office Appearance)

Girl ... Lady ... Woman

Strong Guys

Takes interest in her work

Must wear coat and tie

Pretty boy

Top lady-like appearance

Will fit position to man

Shirt sleeves guy

Bright, aggressive female

Sharp sweet girls

Want big ticket guy

Executive secretary - No men

Can-do man

Man only

No pantsuits

Sideburns not below earlobes

Interested in seeing lots of gals

14-week training -wife can go, too

A nice lady that knows up-to-date fashions

SEX-TIED JOB TITLES

Night watchman

Telephone girl

Bindery man

Counter boy

Girl Friday

Office boy

Repairman

Bicycle boy

Hostess

Salesgirl

Warehouseman

Busboy

Cocktail waitress

Draftsman

Grill girl

Salesman

Waiter

Maintenance man

Policeman

Fireman

DISABILITY

Good physical shape

Work on your feet

Lean and mean

Slender appearance

* The following are provided as examples of discriminatory and potentially discriminatory job specifications. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act bans employment discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex or age. …

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