Discrimination against body art

Tattoo discrimination lawsuit

Eventually, my dad passed the "probation" period in his job where he started earning benefits and could no longer be fired without a serious cause. I tell you this because I've always thought of tattoos as art, as a form of expression, as markings that show where you've been and the life you've lived. I've always wanted a tattoo on my shoulder and even a 'sleeve' tattoo on my arm, but those aren't possibilities for me. The ending of this "probation" period meant that my dad could wear short sleeve shirts, revealing the tattoos on his arms and neck. Brand representation and perceived customer expectations explain why some employers still refuse to hire on the basis of visible tattoos. Because my dad is a tall, bald, white male with tattoos, people instantly thought of him as a "skinhead," a racist, a biker, and any other related title you can think of. I knew from a young age that I wanted many tattoos and a few piercings.

I didn't want to go overboard, but I wanted to be able to have them without the judgment of employers or the judgment of anyone for that matter. The ending of this "probation" period meant that my dad could wear short sleeve shirts, revealing the tattoos on his arms and neck.

tattoos in the workplace 2018

Lloyd Clarke explains. But is it discrimination to want to protect the image of your company? This might suggest that employers have free reign to discriminate, but they should tread carefully. Eventually, my dad passed the "probation" period in his job where he started earning benefits and could no longer be fired without a serious cause.

Growing up, my dad had tattoos everywhere. Our Blog Discrimination against tattoos in the workplace In the workplace, appearance matters. But can your boss set rules on hair, piercings and body art and can you refuse to employ someone simply because they have a tattoo?

tattoos in the workplace 2019

New to Belfasttelegraph. To maintain his job, to support his family, he had to hide himself and fit into this tiny, discriminatory box that society forced him into because tattoos somehow made him less qualified to do your job. They are sported by mainstream celebrities like David Beckham and Cheryl Cole as well as some other unlikely famous faces; David Dimbleby had a scorpion tattooed on his shoulder at age 75 for example.

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Body Art as a Source of Employment Discrimination