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Hair cut demand is not sexist

04 January 2010 #Employment


The EAT in Dansie v Metropolitan Police (2009) has confirmed that the Metropolitan Police were within their rights to require a male employee to cut his shoulder length hair.  The overall dress code was equally balanced between male and female employees.  Consequently, the police had not discriminated against Mr Dansie under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.  This case of confirms the correct legal test is whether, applying contemporary standards and conventions, as well as the specific needs of the profession in question, the employer`s dress code as a whole requires an equivalent level of smartness between the sexes.
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