Beard Ban Criticised


A construction company which has banned the growing of beards for health and safety reasons has been criticised by the union UNITE for being insensitive on cultural and religious grounds.

The ban was claimed to be for health and safety reasons as a beard has the potential to prevent dust masks from fitting effectively. Exceptions were allowed for those who grew beards for religious or medical purposes although they had to provide medical evidence or a letter from their place of worship.

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