Men do not have to apply.
A veteran video editor claims he lost his job because the company only wanted to hire one woman.
Jordan Laws applied in July to be a senior editor at PXP Studios, which has offices in Manhattan and across the country and runs video, digital and print advertising.
“Thank you for reaching out. Are you senior editor AND colorist AND female? If so, that’s triple that,” the company replied, apparently assuming “Jordan” was a gender-neutral name, Laws said.
The job ad specifically targeted an “editor” — a request that violates discrimination laws, Laws alleges in his lawsuit in the Manhattan Supreme Court.
“Although Mr. Laws was more than qualified for the actual requirements of the advertised position as executive editor and colorist, he was unable to complete the ‘Trifecta’ requested by PXP Studios because Mr. Laws was not Ms. Laws. This is unlawful discrimination,” he said in court documents.
“Corporate ‘wokism’ is not a legal exception to violate gender discrimination laws,” said the rejected jobseeker in the lawsuit, which involves unspecified claims for damages.
“He is looking for work and was very upset and baffled that he was discriminated against,” his attorney Joshua Levin-Epstein said.
PXP Studios did not immediately respond to messages.