Is it discrimination to not hire someone with bad teeth?
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Florida is what is called an "at-will" employment state, which means you can be hired (or not hired) for any reason or no reason at all, so long as it is not an illegal reason such as age, race, sex, handicap status, etc. These are called "protected categories" under the law. I think what they did here was terrible, but having bad teeth is not a protected category under the employment laws so I do not think any laws were broken, unless you have evidence that they were just using your teeth as an excuse not to hire you because you are in one of the protected classes. You may want to consult an employment lawyer about your issues.
What a snob place - unbelievable! But I agree with the other excellent answers here, and would add that other classes protected from discrimination include national origin, color, disability, and in some jurisdictions, sexual orientation. If you really wish to work for those jerks, don't make waves, just fix your tooth.
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I agree with Mr. Brinkmeier, discrimination when applying for employment must be based on a protected class.
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Gender, race, age, religion are the forms of workplace discrimination. Good or bad dental hygiene is not a protected class