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Tattooed worker returns but rules haven’t changed

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HRM CA | 03 Jun 2014, 10:58 AM Agree 0
One of three Ottawa employees locked out for failing to cover tattoos has returned to work, but the employer says its rules are not negotiable.
  • DC | 04 Jun 2014, 11:28 AM Agree 0
    The "professional image" line is a red herring. What they need to do is survey their cients and ask them if visible tattoos for these workers are bothersome, or project an unprofessiomal image.

    I remember a story about a big box store that had a policy requiring shirts to be tucked into pants as it projected a more "professional image" to their customers. When challeneged to prodice their evidence that customers saw a less than professional image the company had nothing, it was their own bias and not based on actual customer feedback. When they actually surveyed their customers they found that untucked shirts had no impact on their view one way or the other so the policy was deemed unfair and the arugument was thrown out.
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