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Company revokes job Offered to Graduate over braided hair

 

A graduate from Bournemouth University,Lara Odoffin, was disgusted when a job offerred her by a company was revoked because she was wearing braided hair.

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The company said it does not accept braided hair as part of its uniform requirements.

Lara posted a message from her prospective employers who told her: “If you are unable to take them out I unfortunately won’t be able to offer you any work.”

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Lara Odoffin described the company’s policy as discrimination

The graduate refused to name and shame the company, as she said she did not intend to “destroy someone’s livelihood and business”.

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After Odoffin’s post was shared more than 3,000 times, she posted a message thanking everyone for their support.

“What I intended to be a vent of my feelings towards the company and maybe be shared a couple of times has exploded and touched/angered a lot of people in way I genuinely could never have imagined,” she wrote.

“I am not currently naming the company (as much as i’d like to right now out of indignation and anger) because I do not intend to destroy someones livelihood and business, and I don’t really want a lawsuit on my hands either… however it does not deter from the fact now that I have chanced upon an opportunity to correct blatant ignorance and discrimination, and it is a fact that I certainly will keep going until it is put to rest. If it does result in me having no choice but to completely expose the company, I have no problem in doing so.

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“This policy needs to be eradicated completely, there is no room for such rules in this day and age- across any sector. More than anything it just made me upset. I had the right experience, they were happy to have me… it was just about my hair. Kind of silly really. I will be speaking to a lawyer about this tomorrow and will be contacting the company. As I have now learnt social media is a very powerful thing and I would not want to misuse it!

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“Again, thank you very much for the surprising but amazing level of support, I will keep you posted.

“It has really made a difference so please do keep sharing! xxx” -Huffington post

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