Discrimination & loss of confidentiality in the work place

Synopsis: Person A was called to go in for an interview about 45mins prior to the interview. She went, had the intervie and left. The next day her co-worker Person B went to apply at the same place. During the interview, the HR person asked Person B if she knew Person A. Person B said yes. The employer then told Person B that Person A had came in for an interview. then the employer told Person B that she dressed better than Person A and that that would qualify her more than Person A. However, to work at widely known hair salon, all you need is to wear all black. Has there been a loss of confidentiality? Has Person A been dicriminated? Under what law(s)?

1 answer  |  asked Jun 7, 2005 09:17 AM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (1)

Trey Henderson
discrimination

There is no Texas law that prohibits discrimination based upon how a person dresses. There could be an exception such as dressing a certain way for religious beliefs. From the facts given, it does not appear that there was a right to confidentiality.

posted by Trey Henderson  |  Jun 7, 2005 09:23 AM [EST]

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