A woman has just been awarded compensation by the Board of Equal Treatment in Denmark after having been denied a job because she is lesbian.

Lesbian denied job because of sexuality

The Board of Equal Treatment in Denmark has recently stated that it is illegal to use people’s sexuality as grounds for a job rejection, and the woman has been awarded compensation of 25,000 Danish Kroner equivalent to 3,350 Euro for having been denied a job because of her sexuality, the Danish newspaper Børsen reports.

The company, which now has to pay up for having discriminated against a job applicant, told the woman on the phone that they had had bad experiences with “her kind” previously, and that was why they did not want to offer her the job. The woman had mentioned that she was married to another woman during the job interview.

In Denmark it is illegal to discriminate against disability, religion, sex, race and sexual orientation on the job market.

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