Discrimination | Female employee asked to shave legs for work

Female employee asked to shave legs for work

Employers will always want employees to look smart and presentable whilst at work.

Not only will this give off a good impression to customers and other business stakeholders but maintaining high standards among the workforce will transcend into an impressive company culture with a good work ethic. And this has huge benefits for the business. While employers may have grooming policies built into their employee handbook to ensure that employees look their best, one employee was asked to do something that she said left her feeling shocked.

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Comments (2)

  • Anna
    Anna
    Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:41am BST
    To be fair male employees don't usually have their hairy armpits or legs on show, they're covered up.
  • Greg
    Greg
    Mon, 9 Sep 2019 1:35pm BST
    Haven't there been a number of equivalent cases where men were required to wear their hair short or shave their beard? This isn't a story about discrimination (though I know you would like it to be), it's a story about just how far an employer can go with requirements as to your appearance.