The municipality of Paris was fined 90 thousand euros for discrimination against men in senior positions.
It is noted that according to representatives of the Ministry of Public Service, in 2018 the Paris City Hall appointed 16 directors and assistant directors to vacant positions. This is reported by the publication Le Monde.
At the same time, 11 newly appointed directors and their assistants were women and only five were men.
“This very high figure greatly contributes to the feminization of positions in senior management and leadership,” said representatives of the Civil Service Ministry.
However, the department noted that such a policy runs counter to the goal of appointing at least 40 percent of executives from each gender.
The mayor’s office is surprised by the decision and says it tried to balance the number of women and men in management positions.
“It is paradoxical to accuse us of appointments that compensate for the gap we have,” said Antoine Hidalgo Deputy Mayor Antoine Guillou.