Man says he was sacked for having long hair

A MAN says he was sacked from the Costa del Sol company where he worked for 13 years because a shop manager didn’t like his long hair. When a colleague called in sick, the man, 35, who works restocking dairy products in shops, was asked to cover her route, which included a large supermarket in Torremolinos.

He says he later received a call from his boss telling him that the supermarket manager had asked that he “never cover that route again”, because he “didn’t like men with long hair” and “didn’t want anyone with a ponytail” in his shop.

When he returned to work that afternoon, he claims he was banned from entering the supermarket, according to a report in a Spanish daily.

He claims the following day he was called into the office at his workplace and sacked, with the excuse that the company could not afford to keep him on. 

He has made an official complaint against the supermarket manager, his former employers and the supermarket, and demands he be reinstated.


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