The complaint was examined by 18 UN experts. As a result, they concluded that Italy violated her right to become a firefighter by setting unnecessary and unreasonable growth requirements.
The UN Human Rights Committee stood up for an Italian woman who was not hired by a permanent fireman because of her short stature, even though the woman had worked as a volunteer firefighter for 17 years, according to the organization’s official website.
A resident of Italy did not reach the standards of only 4 centimeters. Her height is 161 centimeters, and in permanent firefighters, according to the rules, they take with growth not less than 165 centimeters. The Italian decided not to give up.
A woman began working as a volunteer firefighter in Italian Lazio in 1999. In 2007, she applied for a permanent position in the National Firefighters Corps, but she was refused because her growth did not meet the standards.
She challenged the decision to be disqualified in the court of the regional administration of Lazio but lost the case at the regional level.
Then the stubborn signora appealed to the Council of State of Italy, but there she was refused.
After that, in 2016, a woman filed a complaint with the UN Human Rights Committee.
Her case was examined by 18 experts who recognized the decision of the National Fire Corps of Italy as discrimination. The UN decided that the country’s authorities should pay the woman compensation and re-examine her application.
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