Wednesday, February 9, 2011
German Companies Can Now Require Women Wear Bras!
German companies are now able to require that their female employees wear bras, according to a Cologne court ruling.
The case addressed a dispute over an employee agreement that had clauses demanding that women wear either white of nude coloured bras, or undershirts, to ‘preserve the orderly appearance of employer-provided uniforms.’
According to the North Rhine-Westphalia state labour court, requiring female employees to wear a bra did not violate personal rights.
The ruling also defended the company’s right to require that fingernails be shorter than half a centimetre to protect passengers from injury, that ‘hair is always clean, never worn looking unwashed or oily’ and that ‘men are clean-shaven or have well-groomed beard.’
However, the security firm will no longer be able to dictate employees’ shade of nail or hair color, the court ruled.
What do you think? It is a good or bad thing?