Foxconn factory denies discrimination in employment

Wednesday 10th July 2024 07:37 EDT

A report submitted by the Regional Labour Commissioner, Chennai, stated that no evidence has been found showing discrimination against married women in employment and recruitment practices at the Foxconn iPhone factory in Chennai after media reports revealed that only unmarried women were eligible for assembly jobs while there was no mention in this regard in the advertisements made by the company. Media reports mentioned a WhatsApp conversation between a married candidate and the hiring agency of the company. When the candidate asked about the salary and childcare facility offered by the company, the response was 'married not allowed'. The company, reportedly, refuted the allegations of discrimination in employment based on marital status, gender, religion or any other form, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said.

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