The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has criticized an “absurd” €90,000 high-quality for hiring too many ladies in senior positions at metropolis corridor in breach of a 2013 regulation that sought to realize larger gender equality within the office.
After selling 11 ladies and 5 males in 2018, Hidalgo was discovered to have violated a 2013 rule that meant not more than 60 p.c of newly appointed administration positions within the public sector might go to 1 gender. The transfer was designed to make sure extra ladies get promoted, however Hidalgo fell afoul of it by giving 69 p.c of the roles in her administration to ladies.
The mayor was unfazed by the punishment, declaring that she was glad to announce the penalty was as a result of “The administration of town corridor has, hastily, change into far too feminist,” and declaring that “this high-quality is clearly absurd, unfair, irresponsible and harmful.”
Hidalgo then posted on Twitter to mockingly declare that she’s going to personally hand ship the examine to the Ministry of Civil Service, which issued the high-quality. She additionally stated she believes there’s nonetheless a delay within the basic promotion of girls in France and that actions like hers are required to hurry up the development to a extra equal workforce.
11 femmes, 5 hommes… La Ville de Paris a été condamnée à 90.000 euros d’amende parce que trop de femmes directrices ont été nommées.Avec mes adjointes, les directrices et les présidentes de groupe, nous irons donc porter ce chèque à la Ministre de la Fonction publique. pic.twitter.com/yMDAeH86eS
— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) December 15, 2020
French Public Service Minister Amélie de Montchalin responded to the problem on Twitter, inviting Hidalgo to satisfy together with her to debate how one can promote ladies in public service with out really breaching the present guidelines.
Earlier this yr, the nation’s skilled equality index confirmed that ladies in France are paid 25 p.c lower than males, when all positions are considered. Early this yr, Minister of Labour Muriel Penicaud warned that greater than 17 p.c of corporations which have over 250 workers had been on pink alert and prone to monetary penalty for violating equal pay guidelines.
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