British Airways worker ‘sacked over man bun’ is MOCKED by viewers

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A BRITISH Airways worker who was sacked over his man bun has been mocked by Good Morning Britain viewers – as he claimed his hairdo was down to his Christian faith.

Londoner Sid Ouared, 26, said he has been “discriminated against” because he was accepted into the customer service role with the “trendy” hairstyle.

 Sid Ouared spoke on Good Morning Britain about his hair that saw him lose his job with British Airways

Good Morning Britain

Sid Ouared spoke on Good Morning Britain about his hair that saw him lose his job with British Airways

And the young man defended his hairstyle on Good Morning Britain this morning, arguing he had only been informed about the company’s policy on tattoos and piercings before getting the customer service job.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Sid said: “Would you hire someone, say had they stated they had their hair at length for religious reasons.

“Say for example, I’m a Christian so that’s the reason why I have my hair at length.”

Host Kate Garraway then pointed out there were many Christians who didn’t have man buns.

 Sid was challenged by Michaela Wain over why he didn't cut his hair

Good Morning Britain

Sid was challenged by Michaela Wain over why he didn’t cut his hair
 Sid Ouared, from London, said airline bosses said he would have to cut his locks or lose his job

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Sid Ouared, from London, said airline bosses said he would have to cut his locks or lose his job

But Sid added: “Yea, that’s fair to say, however on the BA guidelines it only recognises the Sikh faith and the Rastafarian faith.

“Which is why they actually gave me three options – cut it, apply a turban or apply dreadlocks

“How could I possibly because I’m not a Sikh, nor am I a Rastafarian.”

But viewers were less than impressed with Sid’s argument – with many saying he should cut his hair if he really wanted the customer service job.

 Sid claimed he tried to suggest wearing his hair neatly like a woman, but they ended his contract after two weeks

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Sid claimed he tried to suggest wearing his hair neatly like a woman, but they ended his contract after two weeks

Writing on Twitter, one viewer pointed out: “If you love the job that much you’ll do what you can to keep it, in this case get a hair cut.

“Rules are there for a reason and unfortunately he didn’t adhere to them.”

Another added: “His hair is ridiculous and yes it looks like a woman’s hair do if u want a good job cut it off simple you look stupid.”

A third simply added: “Cut your hair hippie!”

 Some viewers were less than impressed, saying Sid should just cut his hair

Twitter

Some viewers were less than impressed, saying Sid should just cut his hair
 Others said that he should abide by the rules if he wanted to keep his job

Twitter

Others said that he should abide by the rules if he wanted to keep his job
 Many viewers urged him to cut his hair

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Many viewers urged him to cut his hair
 Sid's plight has hit a nerve with Good Morning Britain viewers

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Sid’s plight has hit a nerve with Good Morning Britain viewers

Another said: “If you want the job soooooo much comply with rules… I’d like to fly in my boxers but I know it’s not allowed so going on GMB will not alter… Just making a name for himself.

“But more so why is religion always thrown in the pot.”

But others agreed with Sid when he argued that he should have been told about the dress code before being given the job.

One wrote: “To be fair BA should have addressed his hair/man bun before his first day of employment! Not 2 weeks in it just undermines their policy.”

 Some said the solution was 'simple' - to cut his hair

Twitter

Some said the solution was ‘simple’ – to cut his hair
 One man pointed out he would have liked to work in boxers but had to follow work rules

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One man pointed out he would have liked to work in boxers but had to follow work rules
 Others pointed out British Airways should have made the rules clear before he started

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Others pointed out British Airways should have made the rules clear before he started

Sid claimed it was only in his first week of work that a “superior” employee told him his hair needed to change, describing it as “girl’s hair”.

When asked whether he had considered cutting his hair to keep his job, Sid argued: “I don’t feel like that’s the point.”

The young man said he was now exploring “other avenues” for the future – saying he was going to “look into” a career with BA still.

He said: “Right now we live in multicultural Britain. We live in the age of equality and we should be open minded.

“I have worked with lots of luxury retailers and never had an issue with my hair.”

A British Airways spokesman said: “We don’t comment in detail on individual employment matters.”


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