American Apparel Denies Hiring Based on Beauty, Says Looks for ‘Strong Sense of Style’
Last summer an American Apparel employee spilled the beans that the brand’s CEO Dov Charney insisted on having group photos of job applicants so that he could scrutinize their looks while allegedly encouraging managers to fire ‘ugly’ employees. And now the ‘Made in American’ brand is in trouble again.
The latest gossip- an insider revealed to Gawker the details of AA’s newest employee style guidelines insisting that store workers be groomed to meet company standards. What might that include? No overplucked eyebrows, no makeup other than natural-looking mascara, no distracting jewelry, and more.
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What is your take? Is American Apparel right to evaluate applicants’ “style” for branding purposes or do you find this practice offensive and unfair?