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Sex discrimination: Men's hair-length restriction not discriminatory

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In Smith v Safeway plc 16.2.96 Court of Appeal, the Court of Appeal holds that an industrial tribunal was entitled to decide that an employer's appearance code which required male employees' hair not to be below collar-length was not discriminatory. That restriction could properly be justified on the ground that it represented a requirement of conventional appearance and, when considered in the overall context of the code, it did not result in men being treated less favourably than women.