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    My boss all of a sudden told me after working at this place for 6 months that I have to cut al my hair off. While normally I can understand this, he isn't requiring other workers who have the same exact position as me with the same length hair or longer to cut theirs. Is this allowed?

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    Unless the length of your hair is a tenant of your religion (for example), he certainly can. Not all "discrimination" is illegal. In fact, MOST "discrimination" is not illegal.
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      Originally posted by negativeoneto10 View Post
      My boss all of a sudden told me after working at this place for 6 months that I have to cut al my hair off.
      All of your hair? If so, I hope you are at least a male. I would like to know the reason also (though it isn't illegal to tell you to do so). Do you work in a restaurant around food or what?
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        Bottom line, though, unless your hair length is demanded by your religion, the employer can require you to cut it, even if they don't make other employees cut theirs. Fair? Maybe not. Legal? Yes.
        The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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          Example (Disney) either use to or still demands no facial hair on thier Theme Park employees and has so for years
          http://www.parentnook.com/forum/

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            It was just an example of how companies can request a "certain appearence" of thier staff!
            http://www.parentnook.com/forum/

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