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    Hi!

    Because more female students are requesting to work with female instructors but there's currently not enough to meet the demand, is it ok to place job ads specifically for female instructors?

    Anything else we should think about?

    Thanks!

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    Instructing what? Unless it's, well, I can't think of anything. Unfortunately, the preferences of the customers as to gender don't hold much legal water.

    You put "females only need apply", you're going to get a lawsuit faster than you can say what-for.
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    • #3
      I don't think you want to do this. What kind of instructors are they?
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      • #4
        As you have worded the question, no, it is not. You will be hit with a lawsuit faster than you can say "EEOC" and you'll be holding the wrong end of that lawsuit. The only question will be how many zeros you put on the check.

        It is okay to ask for females only for things like, say, bathhouse attendants or models for women's clothing. Not much beyond that.
        The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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        • #5
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          • #6
            Now that you have even posed the thought of doing this, you need to be quite careful! If someone were to get word that you are only hiring females, you could still end up with that lawsuit!
            Not everything in America is actionable in a court of law. Please remember that attorneys are in business for profit, and they get paid regardless of whether or not you win or lose.

            I offer my knowledge and experience at no charge, I admit that I am NOT infallible, I am wrong sometimes, hopefully another responder will correct me if that is the case with the answer above, regardless, it is your responsibility to verify any and all information provided.

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            • #7
              Because more female students are requesting to work with female instructors but there's currently not enough to meet the demand, is it ok to place job ads specifically for female instructors?

              Heck, no.

              Anything else we should think about?

              Yes. Your female students need to adjust their expectations. They cannot all be accommodated. Among other things, in the "real world," they're very going to have to work for and with male colleagues. Having instructors of both genders will be a good learning experience - which is what I expect your institution is all about

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              • #8
                As I tell people who want to do something like this...use the same thought but say "my students prefer to work with white instructors" or "young" instructors.

                Short of a really good valid reason, jsut because someone prefers to work with one group over another isnt a good reason to not hire someone. That is what Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is all about.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pattymd View Post
                  Instructing what? Unless it's, well, I can't think of anything.
                  Bra-donning lessions?

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                  • #10
                    Hooters girls? I know that was the subject of legal action quite some time ago, but how do they get away with it? And the predominance in general of women in table waiting positions?

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                    • #11
                      Do you think maybe more females apply for table waiting jobs? My sister-
                      in-law's brother owned a restaurant/bar for quite a few years & never had a
                      male apply for a table waiting job - bartender yes.
                      Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

                      Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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                      • #12
                        You're probably correct about mostly women applying. Some high end establishments have plenty of male waiters or a more even mix.

                        My wife likes to joke around and say that Hooters should try to hire both female and male servers - and then have the host(ess) ask incoming customers whether they would prefer "regular" or "beefcake".

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                        • #13
                          What popped into my head was a yoga or fitness instructor. I could see a lot of customers having a gender preference for that role.

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                          • #14
                            OP never did tell us what kind of instructor.
                            Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

                            Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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                            • #15
                              Hi!

                              Thanks for all the comments. It's regarding tutors for students (e.g. high school), if that helps.

                              How about the approach of stating that "we equal employment opportunity employers, and female and minority job candidates are encouraged to apply"?

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