Is it legal to make a male employee to pull his hair back and not a women in the state of New York.

Asked over 1 year ago - Callicoon, NY

I am being written up for not pulling my hair back based solely on the fact that I am a male.

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  1. James K. Lyder

    Contributor Level 11


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Why are they asking you pull your hair back? Is it for sanitary reasons? Do you work in a restaurant, hospital, etc.? Are you a union member? Does the employer have a policy that applies to all males with long hair? We need more information.

  2. Vincent Peter White

    Contributor Level 18


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . If you work in food service, I believe everyone must have their hair pulled back.

    This answer does not constitute legal advice and you should contact an attorney to confirm or research further any... more

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