Lorna Jane ad: discrimination or fair ask?

DISCRIMINATION or fair ask to try and find the right person for the job?

Lorna Jane has been slammed for posting a job ad seeking a receptionist/fit model that requires the candidate have certain bust, waist, hip and height measurements.  

"In order to accurately provide feedback on Lorna Jane products in a size small you must have the following measurements: Bust: 87-90cm, Waist: 70-73cm, Hip (at widest point): 97-100cm, Height: 165cm or taller," the ad, which has now been taken down from Seek, said.  

>> Want this job at the Lorna Jane office? Measure up first

While majority are calling the ad inappropriate and discriminatory, a few have said they don't get what the fuss is about.  

"If you're wanting the person to give feedback on small size gear, then obviously you need a small size person!!! I don't get the issue...People need to harden up & stop being so ridiculous," one Facebook user wrote on the Lorna Jane Facebook page.

Where do you stand on this? 

What you're saying on Facebook:

Molly Veronica Ormonde: "Mountain out of a mole hill. It's for a very specific job role. You don't go for a job unless you can do the job. Don't go for a job if you don't have the qualifications - don't go for a job as a fit model if you can't wear the clothes. It's part of the job role - and I'm a size 20 so don't bash me for not understanding how hard it is being a bigger size."

David Maison: "Great advertising campaign.......and cost nothing......very clever..!!"

Ashley Collard: "How are you meant to be able to provide accurate and honest feedback on clothing in size small if you wear a size XL?? It's what they need to successfully fill the role to better the company. Technically it is discrimination but it's not discrimination in a purposely malice or negative manner. Then again offering a job looking for only qualified people is discriminating those who aren't qualified. There's a fine line between the right and wrong kind of discrimination."

Julie-Anne Pashley: "If I had a fitness brand I would be advertising for fit, trim looking people too. It's about promoting your brand. A receptionist is the first point of call in any business and creates that first impression. I have no issue with Lorna Jane's advertisement. Why as a society have we become so "precious"? I'm sure Lorna Jane will find the right person for what seems like a dream job! Good luck to her."

Amanda Draheim: "Congrats to them for being specific and not wasting job seekers time. I am a "Plus Size" woman and have a career in retail fashion. The role of a "Fit Model" is an important part of any fashion retailers business and I appreciate the standards that are set using these models regardless of size. I hope Lorna Jane selects the right candidate."

Scott Thomson: "Would advertising fit people for the military be discrimination?"

Mathew Purser: "Dual role position. One role is a size model. Both roles have requirements. Size model requirements are obviously physical in nature. No way shape or form discrimination. Is it discrimination to insist that surgeons have a medical degree?"

Denise McMahon: "At 5ft 7inch and under 9 stone, I was told 35 years ago, over the phone and without being seen, that I was not suitable as an applicant for a receptionist job in a gym, as I was too heavy, - before we heard about discrimination! That was ridiculous, I was skin and bone. We have tall girls, short girls, all different sizes and weights - doesn't mean they can't do a job, or are over weight."

Vanessa Charlton: "Not at all...can we just stop running for the discrimination baton every time a business states what it requires."

Have your say in our daily watercooler by leaving your comments below.

 

Join our daily Watercooler conversation by leaving your comments below.
Join our daily Watercooler conversation by leaving your comments below.


BE ALERT: Third coast theft in two weeks

BE ALERT: Third coast theft in two weeks

RAINBOW BEACH police are warning residents to be on alert.

Man suffers minor injuries after single vehicle crash

Man suffers minor injuries after single vehicle crash

ONE man has been transported to the Gympie hospital.

SOS to Barnaby: Save Our Seats

premium_icon SOS to Barnaby: Save Our Seats

Nervous MPs want Barnaby Joyce to campaign for them ... they’ll pay.

Local Partners