It may sound strange but it is true. The Paris municipal authority was fined for placing many women in high-ranking positions.
He is accused in this case of violating the legislation on gender equality.
The mayor of the French capital, Anne Indalgo, is called upon to pay a fine of 90,000 euros and speaks of an “absurd” decision.
The fine was demanded by the French Ministry of Public Services, on the grounds that the Paris City Hall had violated national legislation on gender equality in staff in 2018.
“I am pleased to announce that we have been fined,” Indalgo, a member of the Socialist Party, told a city council meeting, adding that she was delighted to learn of the sentence.
The Parisian mayor said she was accused because 11 women and only five men were appointed to administrative positions at the town hall in 2018, which means that 69% of the appointments were women.
“The town hall administration has suddenly become too feminist,” said Indalgo, who was re-elected to a second term at the helm of Paris last year.
According to the text of the decision, as broadcast by Le Monde, the town hall violated a rule of 2013 which stipulates that one gender should not represent more than 60% of the candidacies for managerial positions.
Indalgo said she would go “bill” for the fine to the government in person, along with her deputy mayors and all the women who work for her.
“This fine is obviously absurd, unfair, irresponsible and dangerous,” he said in a more serious tone, adding that women in France should be promoted with “vigor, because the backlog everywhere in France is still very high.”