Hiring discrimination last year, there were nearly 9100 charges of hiring discrimination brought to the equal employment opportunities commission (eeoc), with claims ranging from discrimination based on age and race to disability and national origin however, it is not likely that many of these were based on the presence of tattoos or piercings. According to a study by careerbuilder, 60% of employers will not hire candidates with tattoos or body piercings the same study indicated that tattoos were the third most common reason used by employers not to promote an employee, just behind bad breath. Other than a few locales prohibiting “personal appearance” discrimination (discussed below), there is no overt protection for employees with body art however, employers should be wary of inflexible prohibitions on visible body art this is not just another dress code issue.
No, they only want professional workers no, corporations do not discriminate against people with body piercings and tattoos, because employers are only looking for professional employees for their corporations. With body modification being so popular won’t employers be forced to change their policies i am very qualified, how can a little thing like a tongue ring affect my employment how can they refuse to hire me because of my facial piercing, isn’t that discrimination.
Employers often refrain from hiring people with visible body modifications to avoid driving away potential customers haddaway explains that while there are laws that ban employers from discriminating based on gender, age, disability, ethnicity or pregnancy, there are no laws regarding discrimination based on body modification.
Since the discrimination is legal, it follows that the employment ads can clearly state that no applications will be considered from applicants with visible tattoos or piercings the important question, however, for employers is whether such a restriction would mean that capable and qualified individuals would not be considered for hiring.
Also, title vii of the civil rights act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion, and national origin(us eeoc) some people get tattoos and piercings because it is a religious practice of theirs by not hiring people because of their religious tattoos and piercings that employer is breaking the law.
Employers are prohibited from discriminating against candidates based on age, gender, disability, national origin, pregnancy and a number of other categories however, there are no current laws that prohibit discrimination against people with visible tattoos, body piercings, unnatural hair colors, unique hairstyles, and so on. Regulating appearance in the workplace: an employer’s guide to avoid employment discrimination lawsuits.