In May of last year, during tournament of Godó of tennis of Barcelona, hostesses who worked for agency Tote Vignau with a uniform that announced Schweppes drink, warned that y had to wear miniskirts and short sleeves with temperatures under 10 Degrees and raining. The UGT union took case to Labour Inspectorate of Generalitat because it considered that it was a sexist situation and a lack of protection of health of eight employees. The inspection has proposed a fine of 25,000 euros to each company.More information
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The Union has made public today that inspection "has resolved to extend a very serious infringement act to companies Schweppes and Tote Vignau by discriminatory siege on basis of sex at work". In addition, it has required Real Club de Tenis de Barcelona "to guarantee coordination of business activities in area of occupational risk prevention in Conde de Godó tournament". Very serious infringements are sanctioned with fines ranging from 10,000 to 187,000 euros.
In this case, inspection has proposed a penalty of 25,000 euros for each of two companies, which may submit allegations. Who finally has capacity to fine is Department of Labor of Generalitat.
Last May, one of hostesses reported that it was so cold — temperatures were unusually low for a month in May in Barcelona — that even ended days with headache and fever. And when y asked to shelter, using socks or jackets, companies told m no, except to put a jacket on breaks. The case raised such dust that organization of tennis Trophy apologized and said that he was unaware of situation.
UGT welcomes resolution and emphasizes in a statement that has been found "what everyone saw and that organization denounced: use that was made of body of eight women as advertising" and " lack of guarantees of coordination of activities Prevention of occupational hazards. "