It's about time employers came to realise that someone with dreads or piercings or tattoos is still capable of doing a job well. Their personal appearance shouldn't have anything to do with their ability to do a job and in this time of body modification, scarification and extreme body piercing i struggle to find a specific reason why someone who looks different cannot do a job?
If this employer is saying that this man's hair "looks like girls hair" surely that's sexist and discriminatory? If someone made fun of my hair or told me it was too mannish i would be claiming harassment and bullying. Why is this so different for this man? To be let go over the length of your hair in today's day and age is shortsighted and bigoted.
I hope that this guy takes BA to court and wins a wrongful dismissal case.