He was told that he â€œwasn’t qualifiedâ€ because the jobs were â€œreserved for women and people with foreign backgroundsâ€.
A Swedish firefighter who filed a discrimination lawsuit after being denied a job because he had the “wrong” gender and ethnicity has been awarded 100,000 kronor ($16,000) in compensation.
â€œThis is literally speaking a 100 percent victory,â€ Clarence Crafoord, head of the Centre for Justice (Centrum fÃ¶r rÃ¤ttvisa), in a statement.
Crafoord represented firefighter Simon Wallmark in his case against the SÃ¶dertÃ¶rns BrandfÃ¶rsvarsfÃ¶rbund (SBFF), a fire department responsible for a number of Stockholm’s southern suburbs.
Wallmar sued the fire department in July 2011 after being denied a position as a summer trainee, despite having the required vocational training as well as previous work experience.