Newspapers generally provide sex-designated sections for help wanted advertisements, and only in recent years has the law focused its attention upon the practice. Federal law prohibits the use of these designated sections where sex is not a bona fide occupational qualification. While the courts have upheld the civil prosecution of employers under this law, they have found newspapers to be specifically exempt from its application, a conclusion supported by legislative history.
Constitutional Law- Commercial Speech Doctrine: Ordinance Prohibiting Newspaper From Printing Sex-Designated Employment Advertising Held Constitutional,
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