In Australia, it’s illegal to ask a potential employee about their plans to have children.
The Sex Discrimination Act 1984 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, marital status, pregnancy or potential and family responsibilities.
It seems like a fairly reasonable request for any country in 2017: Don’t ask a woman about her plans to procreate.
But one Spanish airline didn’t get the memo, with the New York Times reporting that up until this week, undergoing a pregnancy test was part and parcel of their recruiting process.
According to the report, Iberia Airlines only dropped the practice this week after being fined for discrimination.
Previously, prospective employees were required to pass a series of tests before being hired, which for women included one for pregnancy. The airline had defended the practice as a way to "ensure the safety of employees."