COMPANIES have denied their reasons for not employing women at senior levels are completely pathetic.
FTSE firms said their reasons were perfectly valid, despite including things like women being too weak to operate computers and easily becoming distracted by knitting.
Recruitment expert Tom Logan said: “Excuses ranged from women being ‘too pretty to be interested in business’ to the possibility that they could somehow ‘explode in the heat’.
“We expected businesses to struggle to explain themselves, but they were only too keen to tell us they didn’t employ women for bizarre reasons like ‘they might be witches and put a hex on you’.
Chief executive Norman Steele said: “Women could easily faint and slip under the boardroom table and die. Also it’s well known they can’t see glass, which is a major health and safety issue.
“In any case our board member Dave is representing women on their behalf, because he has three daughters.”
Businesswoman Emma Bradford said: “I was denied a place on the board because a senior partner was convinced I would leave a trail of glitter everywhere. Which is fair enough.”