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Woman sues over subway job ban

April 23, 2012 at 6:24 PM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, April 23 (UPI) -- A Russian woman has gone to court, seeking to get rid of a law banning women from working as subway train drivers.

The woman, whose name was not reported, has been trying to get a job as a subway train driver for years, RIA Novosti reported Monday.

However, a 2000 decree lists "physically arduous and hazardous jobs" that are off limits to women, including train drivers and assistant drivers.

The woman initially filed a lawsuit with the Russian Supreme Court, but it was turned down, so she filed it with the Constitutional Court, arguing the decree is in conflict with the Russian Constitution and the Labor Code.

"The complaint has arrived but has not as yet been accepted for consideration," the court press service said Monday.

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