UNUSUAL HAIR COLOR AT WORK:
PINK SLIP OR IN THE PINK?
Does your company allow employees to sport unnatural hair hues like pink and purple? United Parcel Service’s (UPS’s) policy against allowing such shades was the basis for a recent lawsuit,
in which a black woman who had been counseled for wearing bright
burgundy braids claimed her termination was based on race discrimination. The court ruled against her because UPS supervisors were
found to have taken both black and white employees to task for their
SHRM’s online article about the case stirred up some colorful emotions on social media. Here’s what a few of our Facebook fans had to say
on whether policies that police hair color made sense in the frst place:
“Many jobs have this policy. It is the
same as a dress code essentially; it
depends on the level of profession-
JANEISHA C. SPRUIELL
“I just can’t imagine why hair color would
be an issue at UPS. Especially with a
customer service position. As others
mentioned, if that’s the culture they want,
so be it... But sometimes you have to be
honest with yourself and ask yourself if
your policies are silly or seriously required.
Signed, the HR lady with pink hair.
“From your fellow HR gal with the
purple hair, I love your comment!”
“ Purple/pink is what I got. That doesn’t
make me unprofessional. From
the other purple HR lady.
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Calif.; Jersey City, N.J.; Washington,
D.C.; and New York City, according to
WalletHub. The personal finance website
based the list on employment rate, av-
erage number of hours worked weekly,
vacation time left unused and the share
of people with multiple jobs.
THE HARDEST-WORKING CITY IS …
THE AMOUNT THAT TWO-THIRDS OF MILLENNIALS HAVE SAVED FOR RETIREMENT
Source: National Institute for Retirement
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