Hair salon told it ‘cannot advertise for a happy stylist’ 2

Sad folks are people, too, dammit!

BBC

AJ's Hairsalon

The owner of a hair salon was told she could not run a job advert for a “happy” stylist as it “discriminated against unhappy people”.

AJ’s in Stroud, Gloucestershire, placed an advert on the Jobcentre Plus website on Wednesday stating it was a “happy salon looking for happy people”.

But within hours owner Alison Birch was contacted over the wording of the ad.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said the decision was a mistake and has apologised.

Ms Birch, 54, said she thought it was a “wind up” when she received the call but when she checked the number found “it was the Jobcentre”.

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2 comments

  1. I am not aware that “unhappy people” are a “protected class”, at least under orthodox civil rights laws.
    But that fool Supreme Court Justice Roberts no doubt will be willing to make it that way.

    The 14th Amendment is supposed to guarantee “equal protection”. Nevertheless, the concept of a “protected class” exists.

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