Bun Fight: Man Says BA Fired Him Due To 'Man Bun'

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Peak man bun. For demonstrative purposes only. Not the man bun in the story.

As a man who has been accused over the years of sporting a mullet, I'm not one to criticize male hairstyles. I have to say, however, that I've never really met a man bun that I liked.

Still, a clean and contained man bun shouldn't be a firing offence. Should it?

A man named Sid Ouared claims that he was fired from British Airways because of the top-knot of hair adorning his cranium. 

The New York Post reports that Ouared, 26, said he was "discriminated against" by the company and fired because of the hairstyle he wore during the first week of training for his job as a customer-service representative.

"I got fired from British Airways because I have a man bun, which according to them doesn't comply with their uniform policy," Ouared said. "The fact that they dismissed me for being a man with long hair is ridiculous and sexist. They have discriminated against me."

The airline declined comment on Ouared's allegations. Ouared, who is from London, asserted that he would not have been fired if he were a woman. "Right now we live in multicultural Britain. We live in the age of equality and we should be open-minded," he said. "But this stuffy old airline won't allow me to have my hair as I like it."

Ah, there's nothing like a good old-fashioned bun fight.




Comments

Hanna - August 20, 2018 @ 16:08
I remember training for Sabre in Dallas and next door was the training for
Flight Attendants for American Airlines. Needless to say, they were sent home for a lot less offenses than hair. And especially for hair.
If you want to work for them and that's their rules, you will need to obey

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