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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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To: rickmichaels
Guilty x 1,000:

Trust me, the rest of her is much, much worse.

21 posted on 06/17/2014 6:16:25 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: All

I know a guy in his forties with all kinds of piercings and tattoos. He brags about them. I guess he knows that’s all he has to brag about.


22 posted on 06/17/2014 6:21:41 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: BurningOak

No,not “chubby”.......obese and very ugly.


23 posted on 06/17/2014 6:21:50 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: shibumi
is it just me???

24 posted on 06/17/2014 6:22:00 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: rickmichaels
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25 posted on 06/17/2014 6:24:27 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: rickmichaels

So she’d be all right with people walking around with swastikas tattooed on their foreheads?

Oh now, wait, that’s political, and we have the 1st Amendment that states no one can voice and unpopular opinion.

How about fat guys with their bellies bulging over top of their belts and mid-riff tee shirts?

Would she be OK with that?

Seriously, jackass, go find another job.


26 posted on 06/17/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: rickmichaels

A whore...and a fat one at that.


27 posted on 06/17/2014 6:27:13 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: rickmichaels

If she puts on a hijab, she’s got the job. Rhyme unintentional


28 posted on 06/17/2014 6:43:11 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: rickmichaels

How many invisible piercings does she have?


29 posted on 06/17/2014 6:57:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: rickmichaels

doesn’t matter if it’s an at-will employer.


30 posted on 06/17/2014 6:57:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: rickmichaels

That much body mutilation is a sure indicator of being a victim of child sexual abuse. Or so says a shrink that I know...


31 posted on 06/17/2014 7:11:24 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: rickmichaels

I think I will mutilate myself and demand that other people like it.


32 posted on 06/17/2014 7:27:15 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: rickmichaels

Like she needs yet another hole in her head.


33 posted on 06/17/2014 7:30:24 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Ken522

Not really....that many piercings means she is psychological unsound


34 posted on 06/17/2014 7:37:18 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: rickmichaels

Her biggest problem as an employee is NOT the piercings and their negative effect on the vast majority of potential customers (assuming that she is not applying for a job at a tattoo/piercing parlor).

Her big problem as a potential employee is ATTITUDE. “It’s ALL about ME!” “The company, the customer and the boss all take a backseat to ME!”

As far as labor goes, it is a buyers market: more job seekers than jobs, therefore the employer will seek the BEST person for the company and not just any old warm body to fill a slot.

It is called competition. Welcome to the real world, young woman, this is no longer a college campus where emotion and pixie dust hold sway.


35 posted on 06/17/2014 7:56:15 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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To: Chode
Her Facebook Picture
36 posted on 06/17/2014 8:25:13 PM PDT by SirFishalot
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To: gaijin

Boy, I just bet she came to the interview with a *sparkling* personality and “this is someone I want to hire” vibe.

Yikes.


37 posted on 06/17/2014 8:37:42 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: SirFishalot

Guilty as hell


38 posted on 06/17/2014 8:43:37 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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To: Ken522
Umm ... need to see her picture before passing judgment ...

I don't... but if you are curious, she probably looks like she fell face first into this:


39 posted on 06/17/2014 8:56:58 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: rickmichaels

Bow-wow guilty! She has enough metal in her head to pick up Radio Free Europe.


40 posted on 06/17/2014 9:20:40 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: rickmichaels
“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.


41 posted on 06/17/2014 9:55:02 PM PDT by henbane
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To: gaijin

Overweight. Check.

Dyke glasses. Check.

Sits in a carpet lined chair. Check.

Bits of metal protruding from her face and body. Check.

It’s no wonder why she is not employed.


42 posted on 06/17/2014 10:00:57 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: SirFishalot

43 posted on 06/17/2014 10:03:18 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Is she from the Rainbow Coalition?


44 posted on 06/17/2014 10:35:18 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: Rodamala

The clown @ 41 did.


45 posted on 06/17/2014 10:37:40 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: SirFishalot
it's gone...
46 posted on 06/18/2014 4:33:41 AM 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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