Discrimination | Female employee accused of being ill after not wearing makeup

Female employee accused of being ill after not wearing makeup

When going into work, employees should be able to wear whatever they want, providing that it adheres to the company’s uniform policy or dress code.

Not only will this allow employees to bring their whole selves to work, but it will also make them feel happier and more confident in their role. The same applies to the employee's physical appearance. However, one female employee caught a colleague’s attention for not wearing makeup to work.

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Comments (1)

  • Anna
    Anna
    Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:32am BST
    If you always wear lots of heavy make up, not wearing it is very noticeable and yes, can make you look a bit ill or make people wonder if you are ill. A colleague of mine showed me a photo of herself once without her make up on and I honestly did not recognise her. So, I would say - if you don't want to get a reaction, lay off the heavy make up unless you are going to a nightclub. Also, you could construe the comments as concern for your well-being and mental health - something that people are being encouraged to look out for in their colleagues. Apparently you're damned if you do and damned if you don't.

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