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I was red at Goldkey, as a server, approximately a year ago.

Good afternoon. I was hired at Goldkey, as a server, approximately a year ago. At the time I had dreadlocks. I had been through two interviews, and been introduced to all the management and no one said anything. I quit my other job as it was apparent I would not be able to juggle two jobs. During my first day of training on the front of house I was approached by my general manager and told that the director of food and beverage said that I needed to cut my hair, or I could no longer work there. They were goinf for a more professional look. Dismayed, I asked why wasn't I informed this in the interviews. They did not have an answer. But now all of a sudden it was a problem. They said I had to have it cut by the next shift, the day after, or I could not work there. Had I known that from the beginning I would have stayed at my other place of employment. I told them this wasn't just my hair, but a large part of my identity. It did not matter. Seeing as this was now my only job, I did not have the option to keep my dreads. Sadly, I obliged. A couple of months later, the company hired a food runner who had dreads. I approached my managers, and voiced my concern. I was told that because I handle food more often and was in front of guests most of the time, that was why I had to cut my hair and he did not. He is a food runner. They handle food a lot more than I do as a server. He is also on the front of house, dropping off plates to customers. I felt slighted to say the least. I lodged a complaint with my manager. I told her that there needs to be a consistency in the dress code policy and this issue with hiring people with dreadlocks needs to addressed. I was told that not only did my complaint reach HR, but an email was sent out to all the managers concerning our dress policy. It still did nothing for me, who has spent there entire 20's growing my hair out. A couple of months later, they hire another dreadhead for foodrunner. 3 weeks ago, they hired another server with dreads. I ask her "Did anyone talk to you about your hair?". She said no. I asked the two food runners. They both said the same. I was the ONLY who was fed that bullshit line to cut my hair. No one else. So I approached management to get the number of the HR director. She doesn't get in until today. Am I over-reacting?Is this subtle discrimaination? Should I talk to HR? Thank you for your time

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I'm a genderfluid 22 year old who was born female.

Hi. I'm a genderfluid 22 year old who was born female. I'm Jewish (religious) and work at a store mainly owned and operated by frum (religious) Jews and in the heart of a Jewish community. The only dress code I was told was that I have to dress tzniusly (modestly). As I was born female, the expectation is long-sleeved shirts and knee-length skirts. I have no problem with the shirts, but I would like to be able to wear pants on my 'boy' days. However, I don't want to get fired.So my question is this - would my employers have legal right in firing me if I were to wear pants to my job one day? Or am I protected under gender identity/sexual orientation laws? Any information would be helpful.Sincerely,Mx Chani Elkin

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Samuel II

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I was denied unemployment due to conduct not in the best

I was denied unemployment due to conduct not in the best interest of my employer. They had hired another girl for the same position a month and a half before they fired me by saying I was not following dress code, and my managers best friend who also worked there signed a statement that was a lie about by shoes, when they were asked to send in pictures from the hospital video feed that day they said they couldn't because they were deleted.JA: Got it. The Employment Lawyer will know how to help you. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: no, I don't have the moneyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Employment Lawyer should know?Customer: lots, you want the letter I was going to send unemployment on the appeal until I was told it was not a good idea and that they don't even read themJA: Our top Employment Lawyer is ready to take your case. Just pay the $5 fully refundable deposit and I'll fill the Employment Lawyer in on everything we've discussed. You can go back and forth with the Employment Lawyer until you're 100% satisfied. We guarantee it.

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Marsha411JD

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I work cleaning company called QBs they are demanding that

I work for a cleaning company called QBs they are demanding that we have all Nails manicured at all time we are offices cleaner we pick up garbage mop sweep and vacuum most of us work after 5 actually from 5 to 12:30. The company do not provide money for us to have manicured nails they also want to pick and choose the colors that we can wear on our nails I would like to know if this i is this legal

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Patrick, Esq.

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As a independent contractor large bread company, I service

As a independent contractor for a large bread company, I service several grocery stores that have a tendency to make unreasonable demands. I have no contract with the stores. The parent bread expects me to comply with all store requirements. Currently one store is trying to re-implement a dress code it hasn't enforced in at least 7 years. Do I have any rights?

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Legalease

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My employer's dress code requires wearing a blazer/jacket if

My employer's dress code requires wearing a blazer/jacket if women wear pants. I have a serious heart condition that causes shortness of breath and a dangerous drop in blood pressure when I get too warm. I have purchased many blazers that are short sleeve or sheer in an attempt to meet the dress code with out becoming ill. They have forbid me from wear half of them and the half they approve of I can only wear when its cold outside. If I wear a dress/skirt I don't have to wear a blazer, but they wont let me wear my orthopedic shoes with a dress. I have brittle bone disease and ehlers-danlos syndrome both of which require me to wear orthopedic shoes. I want to write a formal request for accommodation to give to my boss. So, would it be a reasonable accommodation to ask that I be allowed to wear the same blouses and cover ups I am allowed to wear with a skirt when wearing pants? Or be allowed to wear my orthopedic shoes with my dresses/skirts? (I honestly don't care which, I am just tired of being sick at work.)

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Can an employer tell an employee to shave? I have an employee

Can an employer tell an employee to shave? I have an employee who looks unkempt when he does not shave. He represents our company when he is out in the field.

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wallstreetfighter

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I work at Osawatomie State Hospital, KS. I am an RN and we

I work at Osawatomie State Hospital, KS. I am an RN and we are so short staffed here that we are being mandated to work 16 hour shifts? My question is can my employer mandate me to work 2 16 hour shifts in a row. I live 50 minutes away from work so that adds 2 hours of drive time a day to my work day. I was mandated to work a 16 hour shift last night 1/16 2230 to 1/17/15 1515, I got home at 1605 and got into bed by 1630 and fell asleep by 5:30pm and rested until 9pm and I had to leave my house by 2130 to make it back to work by 2230 last night and I am being mandated to work another 16 hours this morning? And I have to work again tonight at 2230??? And I may be mandated 3rd 16 hour shift on Monday morning? Is this legal?

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Maverick

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I work in a private, non-profit, non-sectarian school in RI.

I work in a private, non-profit, non-sectarian school in RI. I often wear shirts with religious symbols to work. The symbols might include a cross, a picture of a saint, a faith-based quotation, a picture of Jesus, and the like. The clothing all meets dress code for modesty and safety requirements. A co-worker claims this habit is illegal and I must stop wearing shirts with Catholic/Christian symbols to work. I think my co-worker is mistaken and I continue to wear them. No boss has ever mentioned that I should or must stop wearing them. (Many students & fellow staff like my shirts and will stop to talk to me about them.) Is there any reason I cannot wear a faith-symbol shirt that meets modesty & safety dress code to work in a private, non-profit, non-sectarian school? Thanks.

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Allen M., Esq.

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