Jul 31, 2019

Burger King beard ban scrapped in Catalonia

AFP Burger King workers in Catalonia will now be able to grow beards after local officials decided the company's ban on facial hair violated the constitutional rights of staff. The Workers' Commissions union raised the issue, arguing that Burger King's rules on banning beards, moustaches and stubble "Undermined the dignity of its workers". "As a result of the inspection, it has been established that certain company practices laid out in the internal rules infringe the constitutional rights of workers, namely, the right to one's own image and the right to equal treatment and against sexual discrimination," the inspectors concluded. "We want this to be applied to all Burger King workers; not just those in Barcelona, where we have union representation," Carles CatalĂ  of the Catalan branch of the Workers' Commissions told The Guardian. Burger King employs more than 1,260 people in 46 restaurants in the province of Barcelona.

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