Germany Women Bras Court Ruling
German bosses can order women workers to wear bras but they must be white or flesh-coloured to avoid being see-through
A court in Germany ruled today that bosses have the right to order female employees to wear bras in the workplace.
Furthermore, the length of a lady’s fingernails can also be determined by her immediate superiors and hair must be clean and groomed.
Men can sport beards, but the boss has a right to order it to be kept well trimmed and not become a Robinson Crusoe castaway version.
The State Labour Court in North Rhine-Westphalia was ruling on a case involving the dress and grooming habits of airport security personnel.
But its decisions will apply to all workplaces in the most populous state in Germany.
‘Being told to wear a bra and to keep fingernails to shorter than half-a-centimetre does not impinge on personal rights,’ ruled the court in Cologne.
‘It is not a disproportionate impairment of personal rights.’
Bras -- white or flesh coloured only because the court said bright colours should not ’shine through’ -- could be dispensed with, the court ruled, if the female was wearing an undershirt.
The ruling applied to a security company carrying out passenger checks at airports in the state, particularly the major hub Cologne-Bonn.
Employees had said the criteria were too harsh, but the court found in favour of the company rulebook.
The only victory the workers scored was that companies do not have the right to ban certain shades of hair colour or nail polish and that wigs -- banned under the rulebook of the security personnel -- may be worn.
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do you want your boss to tell you to wear abra and how to wear it?
If I were the owner of a major corporation and one of my employees was walking around greeting and interacting with clients without a bra on so her ____ were showing then yes, I would definitely ask her to wear a bra!!
some ladies can get away without a bra- but the finger nails rule is extreme- only half a centimetre is draconian
The jobs belong to the employer and not the employee, so the rules are in line. If you don't like the rules, leave and create your own job. Wait! It was Germany and not the US and such options don't exist in Germany. I have changed my mind, the rules are draconian!
I have worked for many years in the service indusry here in Cologne, and I can say that many, many women do think it's correct to wear a black bra beneath a white shirt/blouse, which doesn't really look very good. Anyway, I think it should be up to individual employers to decide what their employees should wear to work. I have known women to be sent home from work for wearing a black bra ... it sounds hilarious, but it's true.
As for the nails, well, some do get carried away with huge, squared off acrylic things with various pictures and designs on them. Anyway, I don't think it's up to a court to make rulings on such things.
The general opinion is that these new rulings will not be taken seriously. Some employers might find grounds to fire women who have always worn coloured bras under see-through tops or/and those very fancy nails, especially if they've been looking for grounds to fire the woman, anyway, but another court could judge such a case as unfair dismissal and over-rule the new ruling.
Actually, here in Germany we have far too many laws; it seems the courts and the government believe we're not capable of thinking responsibly for ourselves, and this makes many people angry.
While I think that companies should not state what kind of undergarments a person can wear, I do think that it acceptable for them to want employees to look professional on the job. Too many times I have seen women wear a white top with a red, green, or black bra underneath and I think it just looks tacky. I suppose that if people don't have enough common sense not to show their underwear, then someone needs to point it out to them. Now, in light of my last statement, I don't think ANY government should dictate how people should dress.
Wow! Things must have changed in Germany. I am shocked. Nobody can tell you what kind of undergarments to wear or not to wear...
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