Idabel, OK asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Oklahoma

Q: Can an employer force you to shave facial hair that is clean and well maintained?

1 Lawyer Answer
Howard Berkson
Howard Berkson
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Generally, yes, an employer can require employees to be clean-shaven. For safety reasons, there are few alternatives. If it is merely part of the company "look" that employees be clean-shaven, and if your facial hair is part of a religious obligation, then you may try asking the employer for a religious accommodation.

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