French anti-racism groups this week threatened legal action after a job advert listed under “desirable” the criteria: “If possible, not Jewish”.

SOS Racisme lodged a complaint after the “scandalous” job advert for a graphic designer.

The company – NSL Studio – said it was a victim of hacking and that it would “never have willingly published the advert.”

A spokesperson said: “Someone outside our business added this line. But it wasn’t us. We accept everyone in our company.” 9 job ad