By Euro Weekly News Media • 03 October 2011 • 8:21
THE union CCOO has labelled a car rental company operating at Palma airport as “sexist”. They say that Goldcar refused to reduce an employees working hours so that he could care for his child, asking for proof that his wife was not able to care for the child instead.
CCOO condemned this as a “clear example of discrimination and sexism” to say that the care of children is “up to the woman” when in fact it is the “parents who are both responsible for their upbringing”.
Meanwhile, Goldcar has denied these accusations, saying that the employee in question has been working reduced hours since September 12.
“The employee’s request for a reduction in working hours to care for his little girl was granted before the end of the statutory period for reply,” said a company spokesman.
“Conflict arose because the employee also demanded a shift change to work the hours between 7am and 2pm.
The company requested information on the availability of his wife before upsetting the schedule of the other five workers at the airport who would have to change their shifts.”
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