Burger King is told to ban the beard ban in Barcelona: the Catalan authority says that the rules of fast food giant on facial hair and uniforms & # 39; violate employee rights & # 39;
- Burger King must allow staff to grow beards, mustaches and stubble
- A Catalan authority ordered the change and said that instead & # 39; moderate & # 39; measures such as beard nets should be used
- The branches of the fast food chain in Barcelona must follow the rule change
Burger King has been ordered by a Catalan authority to make staff grow beards, mustaches and stubble after it has been established that their rules have violated the constitutional rights of employees.
An inspection of the workers' committee in Barcelona said the fast food giant & # 39; more moderate measures & # 39; such as the mandatory use of beard nets.
It also turned out that the use of men to wear ties and women's ribbons in their restaurants in the region was sexual discrimination.
Burger King has been instructed to let beards, mustaches and stubble grow in staff working in Barcelona. (Pictured) A Burger King mascot with a beard who could not work in their restaurant, in Michigan, 2006
Carles Catala of the Catalan branch of the workers' committee, who asked the regional government to carry out the inspection, told The Guardian: & # 39; The internal rules of Burger King – which are reasonable – oblige employees to come and work in a well-dressed, neat and hygienic state, & # 39;
& # 39; That is how it should be. But do they also oblige me to shave off my beard for food preparation reasons? I thought that was very strange, so we handed it over to the labor inspectors, who indicated that measures were already available. & # 39;
The change only applies to Barcelona, where the company has an estimated 46 restaurants.
A Catalan authority took the decision and said that the fast food giant could take more moderate measures, such as the mandatory use of beard nets. (Stock image)
In an online statement, CCOO said that the regional government asked to investigate the restaurant chain that it greatly appreciated the result & # 39;
& # 39; CCOO hopes that from now on they will correct existing discrimination, & # 39; they said.
It first asked for input from the regional government after the multinational company refused several requests for trade union talks and wanted to change its rules.
Burger King has been contacted for comment.
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