Did This Woman Deserve To Be Fired For Not Wearing Makeup?

Posted by | May 22, 2009 16:54 | Filed under: Top Stories

Shanoa Vlid lost her job because she refused to wear makeup, against the wishes of the new owners of the restaurant where she worked for five years.

Employers have the right to do this. A few years ago, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it is not discrimination for employers to make women wear makeup. (Who are these judges? Maybelline stockholders?)


But just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right.

The waiters at the joint are asked to be clean-shaven.  Does an owner have a right to tell a man he can’t have a beard or mustache? Is that the same thing as telling a woman she must wear makeup? And can you always even tell if a woman is wearing makeup?  Vlid, certainly, appears not to need a trowel to apply makeup; nor does she really need the makeup.

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