Thursday, August 22, 2019

Woman is left upset after boss told her to shave hair on legs saying it's 'unhygienic', 'against company policy'

A woman has revealed her shock after her manager asked her to shave for work, claiming hairy legs are a 'hygiene issue' and 'against company policy'.

The anonymous woman, 21, believed to be from America, was horrified when her manager pulled her to one side and made the bizarre request.

Posting on Reddit, she explained that she wasn't a 'hairy person at all' and didn't want to 'waste time or money' on shaving.

Other users were left stunned by the odd conversation, with many slamming the manager for being 'sexist' and 'misogynistic'.

 Explaining the circumstances, the 21-year-old said: 'I'm straight, I'm very feminine, and I just don't like to waste my time or money on shaving my legs.

'Also I'm not a hairy person at all! You can barely see my leg hair, arm hair or even my God damn eyebrows.

'The only time I shave is when I'm dating a new guy in my life and I've been with my current boyfriend for three years now. Also he doesn't give a rat's a** if I shave my legs.'

She continued: 'So I work for a promotion company where I travel and work at events and festivals.

'But today I had to go into the office to grab some materials and my boss was there in his office so I stopped to say hi before I left.'

At this point, she said her manager took the opportunity to 'awkwardly ask' if they could have a chat.

'He was so red and stuttering but finally he told me we needed to speak about hygiene,' she went on.

'I was in literal shock. I was so embarrassed and asked him what he meant.

 'My boss then proceeded to tell me that a few people complained I didn't shave my legs and they said it went against company policy that I wasn't being hygienic.'

Revealing her horror, she said: 'I told him I didn't understand what that had to do with me shaving my legs and he was just absolutely quiet.

'I asked him if he shaved his legs and he still said nothing. I then stood up and said if we were gonna keep talking about this I'd prefer HR [human resources] to be there and he just told me that we didn't need to discuss it any further.'

The woman said she'd been left 'freaking out' when she received an email from HR scheduling a meeting for the following week.

Other users were shocked by the story, and branded the 'company policy' misogynistic and 'sexist'.