Optus vow action over ’racist’ ad
TELECOMMUNICATIONSgiant Optus has become embroiled in a racism row after a store on Sydney’s affluent lower north shore advertised for “Anglo Saxon” retail assistants.
An ad posted on Seek on Thursday stated the Neutral Bay outlet was looking for a casual retail consultant and noted it would prefer “candidates who are Anglo Saxon”.
The ad, taken down oyesterday, has been widely condemned by unions, politicians and social media users.
“Optus proudly supports diversity and employs staff representing more than 70 nationalities,” human resources vice president Vaughan Paul said.
“This error is completely unacceptable and a clear breach of our advertising standards and commitment to equal opportunity employment.”
Mr Paul said Optus would be looking to take “disciplinary action” against those involved.