Mary M. (mushroom_maiden) wrote in bras_suck,
Mary M.

Bosses win right to give bra edict

Got this in my Australian Sex Party newsletter today:

"German bosses can order female employees to wear bras in the workplace after a landmark legal ruling.

An airport security firm took the 'bra wars' case to court in the western city of Cologne arguing it was essential "to preserve the orderly appearance of employer-provided uniforms."

The court agreed bosses had the right to require female to staff to either wear undershirts or white or skin-colored bras. Their demands do not violate workers' personal rights, the North Rhine-Westphalia state labour court ruled.

Officials also agreed the firm was entitled to demand staff keep their hair "clean, never worn looking unwashed or oily" and that men could only sport a well-groomed beard or be clean-shaven.

Fingernails were another source of contention, with the German court endorsing the view they should be kept shorter than half a centimeter (0.2 inches) to protect passengers from injury.

However, the company, which was not named, was knocked back in its efforts to dictate which colours employees could paint their nails."

How stupid is this?? Honestly. A company should be able to dictate fingernail colour, in my opinion, because if you've got neon green fingernails with a uniform that's usually dark/conservative colours... well, you know. It looks out of place, it doesn't match the uniform, it doesn't represent the company well. And keeping your hair/beard tidy & clean is also a reasonable kind of company uniform requirement.

But bras? WHY DOES IT MATTER. good lord.
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