Candy Shop Causes a Stir with Exclusionary Language [in Job Posting]

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On May 20th, the use of exclusionary language in a Facebook job ad for customer service positions started a social media stir. The posting from Indiana-based Good’s Candy Shop caused such an uproar that the comments section on its Yelp page is deactivated.

This shows the importance of removing sexist words (and other biased language) from your job postings.

The exclusionary language included “girls”, “gals”, & “mothers” alongside words like “toxicity”, “gossip”, “poison”, “misguided”, and “drama”. The post also said things like:

“Usually taught by their mothers. This is the person who talks about others in

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