File - The Job Fair in Dbayeh, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Thirty years ago, when Hilal Khashan was applying for jobs he found a position that perfectly matched his qualifications.Now a political science professor at the American University of Beirut, Kashan says he doesn't think Lebanon has changed much since 1984 in terms of ensuring equal opportunities for all sects and genders during the employment process.The closest thing Lebanon has to legislation that prevents job discrimination is a draft law protecting identity privacy that has been awaiting further action for seven years.Matar admits that part of the reason people ask for women may be that they are often willing to work at lower salaries than men for the same work.On the American University of Beirut's job site for alumni and students, one of their March listings is for a customer service position in Shoueifat that is "female only for logistic reasons". A 2009 study conducted by AUB of recent alumni from four Lebanese universities found that the No. 1 reason they left the country was for "a better job environment".
Lebanon flops on competitiveness: report
Forbes Middle East honors prominent Lebanese figures
Education innovator runs school for ‘tomorrow’s leaders’
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE