Can you advertise a job for females only?

Equal employment opportunity

It is typically not ethical or legal to advertise a job for females only. In Australia, it is against the law to discriminate on the basis of gender or any other protected attribute in employment, as outlined in the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

Employment opportunities should be open to all individuals, regardless of their gender, unless there is a genuine occupational requirement that justifies a specific gender preference. It is recommended to create job advertisements that promote equal opportunity and avoid language that may imply gender bias.

If you have specific criteria related to the job that you believe necessitate a particular gender, it's advisable to consult with legal experts to ensure your practices align with anti-discrimination laws. In general, it's better to focus on the skills, qualifications, and experience required for the job rather than specifying a gender preference.

Can you advertise a job for females only?

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