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Woman with 22 visible piercings seeks end to workplace dress code discrimination
National Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | Katrina Clarke

Posted on 06/17/2014 6:02:28 PM PDT by rickmichaels

An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress codes.

Kendra Behringer, 24, complained that one prospective employer threw out her résumé in front of her, but lawyers believe her chances of establishing discrimination are slim to non-existent, while employment and image experts say businesses are entitled to set rules on how workers dress.

“The [employer] is going to perhaps wonder, ‘Will this person be able to conform to the rules that we have, or is this somebody who is more rebellious?’” said Diane Craig, president of Toronto-based image consultant company Corporate Class Inc.

Ms. Behringer has launched a campaign to make it illegal for employers to discriminate based on body modifications, something that would require an amendment to the Alberta Human Rights Act.

Her petition has amassed more than 200 signatures and she’s looking for an MLA to put her case to the Alberta legislature, she told the Edmonton Journal.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalpost.com ...


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1 posted on 06/17/2014 6:02:28 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Umm ... need to see her picture before passing judgment ...


2 posted on 06/17/2014 6:03:30 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: rickmichaels

200 signatures, wow. Tattoo parlor owners, head shop dealers, who else?


3 posted on 06/17/2014 6:04:58 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: rickmichaels

In my employment-at-will state I could fire her ass and never give her a reason. Services no longer required. Adios!


4 posted on 06/17/2014 6:05:15 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: Ken522

I’ve seen it elsewhere.

Trust me on this, she is throw away the key guilty.


5 posted on 06/17/2014 6:05:18 PM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: rickmichaels

Welcome to real life, Kendra.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 6:05:22 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: rickmichaels

Very Guilty!


7 posted on 06/17/2014 6:05:22 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Ken522

I don’t. 22 piercings does not equate to a business professional.


8 posted on 06/17/2014 6:05:37 PM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: Ken522

woof


9 posted on 06/17/2014 6:05:38 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Ken522

At link, chobby but not ugly girl that would be alot prettier with a more natural look.


10 posted on 06/17/2014 6:05:49 PM PDT by BurningOak (Live Free or Die)
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To: johniegrad

Porn shops...


11 posted on 06/17/2014 6:06:05 PM PDT by BurningOak (Live Free or Die)
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To: Ken522

imagne ....mr potato head an a cabbage patch doll had a daughter..... and then shot roofing nails at it.....


12 posted on 06/17/2014 6:06:05 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: rickmichaels
amassed more than 200 signatures

200 signatures can be classified as "amassing", good look with that petition.

13 posted on 06/17/2014 6:06:28 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Ken522
no, you don't... trust me
14 posted on 06/17/2014 6:07:26 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: doc1019

Look = luck


15 posted on 06/17/2014 6:08:50 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: rickmichaels

LOL George Carlin. Dogs got eyebrows they can manipulate. Cats got a bunch of s##t sticking out of their head.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=TnT8i_PwDJc#t=92


16 posted on 06/17/2014 6:09:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: rickmichaels

Not my thing and I don’t find it attractive at all — but when Tower Records was still in business, this was the type of “look” on most of their employees. (Hmm ... maybe that’s one reason why they’re no longer in business.)


17 posted on 06/17/2014 6:12:23 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: rickmichaels; GeronL

Self-mutilation is not a “born that way” defect.

Go join the circus.


18 posted on 06/17/2014 6:12:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Chode; Ken522
Aaahrrrguuuuuugh!

Skankoferous Hose Beast! Run!

(Quick! Somebody throw it a porkchop. We can escape while it's doing the Nom-Noms.)

19 posted on 06/17/2014 6:14:25 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: rickmichaels

Are you customer facing or skill based employee? If the former 22 piercings isn’t the best idea.


20 posted on 06/17/2014 6:15:22 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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