Men sue Swedish police for sexual discrimination
The National Police Board (Rikspolistyrelsen) has been sued by a rights group for alleged discrimination, arguing that women have been favoured ahead of men in the recruitment process.
The Centre for Justice (Centrum för rättvisa) has filed three writs against the board, alleging that male recruits have been denied places at the Swedish National Police Academy in favour of female recruits, despite the man having performed better in physical and language tests.
“If there has been violation of the law on admissions to the Police Academy, it is obviously very serious. Through this judicial process the questions will hopefully be answered,” said Clarence Crafoord, director of the Centre for Justice, in statement.
Crafoord argued that the issue is of extra importance “because the Equality Ombudsman has chosen to act extremely passively in the matter”. (via The Local)