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    joshzweeb is offline Junior Member
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    Can your Employer make you shave

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? FL
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    sometimes, sometimes not.


    if you would explain the situation a bit more, you could get a more applicable answer.
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    The answer to your question is no your employer may not force you to shave. But that's not what you're asking. You're asking if whether or not you can be legally fired for not shaving and that answer to that is in most cases yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshzweeb View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? FL
    Shave what?
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    True example:Company was purchased by a "corporate raider." They announced that on the day of takeover, the new exec would be escorted into the plant. He was to be greeted by the clean shaven upper level staff, wearing, for men, blue dress shirts with yellow ties. Guess who got sent home immediately? The ones who had refused to shave their beards or moustaches, or wore green shirts or blue ties that morning. Looking for people who would follow the leader, hm?

    Yeah, they can force you to shave, IF you want to keep the job. Unless you wear your beard for religious reasons, and can document this, you probably have no EEOC protection issues with your termination, either.

    And your chances for unemployment insurance would be fairly slim after your termination, as most of the time, this would not be considered an unreasonable request, especially if it is stated somewhere in company policies or rules. In some food prep places, people can wear hairnets on their beards if they have them, but just coming to work clean shaven every day isn't really an unreasonable requirement in most circumstances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swalsh411 View Post
    The answer to your question is no your employer may not force you to shave. But that's not what you're asking. You're asking if whether or not you can be legally fired for not shaving and that answer to that is in most cases yes.
    I don't know about you but I know I could make an employee shave Years of practice making nerd eat worms has given me many methods of getting the results I seek.

    nextwife

    Shave what?
    I see what you did there...and I like how you think.
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    They announced that on the day of takeover, the new exec would be escorted into the plant. He was to be greeted by the clean shaven upper level staff, wearing, for men, blue dress shirts with yellow ties. Guess who got sent home immediately? The ones who had refused to shave their beards or moustaches, or wore green shirts or blue ties that morning. Looking for people who would follow the leader, hm?

    Wow. Were they all subsequently hooked up to the Borg collective?
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    There are tons of "shaving discrimination" cases (UPS, Dominos, etc.) but they are all fact-specific. A (really) brief overview can be found here:

    http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs-race.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by nextwife View Post
    Shave what?
    She sounds like a Keeper to me.
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    A male's beard is the male's secondary sexual organ, believe it or not. Maybe that may be the reasoning behind eeoc intervention

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