A supervisor was interviewing a female applicant for a position that would require extensive out-of-town travel to rough areas. The supervisor commented that “as a woman,” she probably would have trouble with the travel “because it is dangerous.”

A supervisor was interviewing a female applicant for a position that would require extensive out-of-town travel to rough areas. The supervisor commented that “as a woman,” she probably would have trouble with the travel “because it is dangerous.”

  • The supervisor, after telling the woman of the job requirements and locations, should have allowed her to decide if she wanted the position.
  • The supervisor was acting in accordance with FEMA’s safety policies in warning the woman that she wouldn’t want to travel to dangerous locations.
  • The supervisor isn’t allowed to say anything about the danger of the territory, and should simply choose the best qualified applicant for the job.
  • The supervisor should not have interviewed the woman for the job in the first place if it was too dangerous for a woman to do it.

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