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British Airways Worker: They Fired Me for My Haircut

British Airways Worker: They Fired Me for My Haircut
Ryan Boyd

26-year-old former British Airways employee Sid Ouared claims that he has been the victim of sexism after being released from the carrier due to refusing to change his hairstyle, colloquially referred to as a “man-bun.”

“The fact that they dismissed me for being a man with long hair is ridiculous and sexist. They have discriminated against me,” said Ouared. “They basically said cut it, put it in a turban like a Sikh, or turn it into dreadlocks like a Rastafarian.”

British Airways has yet to comment on the specifics of Ouared’s firing.

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  1. milesandmoremiles

    August 7, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    poor millenial not getting his way….. lol

  2. TonyBurr

    August 8, 2018 at 2:58 am

    The airline, like many companies, have dress/uniform standards. You follow them or get another job. The company has the right to set their public image.

  3. TravellingITGuy

    August 8, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I don’t feel sorry for him. BA should be allowed to have standards, and as long as these standards are applied uniformly, it is not discriminatory.

  4. KLBGO

    August 9, 2018 at 10:14 am

    So dreadlocks are suddenly OK?!

  5. KRSW

    August 9, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    I side with BA 100% on this — there’s a very detailed, illustrated dress code that exists for BA. They were even nice enough to give him options. He didn’t want to live up to the terms of the employment contract, so BA had no choice but to terminate said contract.

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