The Effectiveness of Anti-Discrimination Laws for Job Seekers in Indonesia

Siti Awaliyah


Law No.13 of 2003 about employment prohibits discrimination against job seekers. Article 6 of this Law states that every job seeker has the same opportunity to get jobs without any discrimination. However, facts in fields show many discrimination practices, including sex and age discrimination. The discrimination is clearly stated on the job vacancies on leaflet distributed in job fairs, on banners, also in internet. From 28 types of jobs, there are 25 jobs for male (89%) and 3 jobs for female (11%). Maximum age limit required in various types of jobs offered are ranging from 24-35 years old; 24 years old in 1 (1.5%) type, 25 years in 2 (3%) types, 26 years in 5 (7%) types, 27 years in 23 (34%) types, 28 years in 14 (20%) types, 30 years in 1 (1.5%) type, 33 years in 1 (1.5%) type, 35 years in 2 (3%) types.

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