A Guy Is Upset He Was Fired Because of His Man Bun

Irving Hamilton
August 9, 2018

A former British Airways employee says he felt "bullied" and "violated" after he was sacked for having a man bun.

Londoner Sid Ouared, 26, said he has been "discriminated against" because he was accepted into the customer service role with the "trendy" hairstyle.

"They basically said cut it, put it in a turban like a Sikh, or turn it into dreadlocks like a Rastafarian", he further divulged.

Sid Ouared, 26, claims his contract was terminated after bosses demanded he cut his locks because it breached uniform policy.

"They pretty much dismissed me on the claims that my hair is like a girl's hair".

"This was a process which started all the way back from March, April time and I wasn't actually informed regarding my hair. That's boys" hair, ' or it's exactly like telling a female that's wearing pants, 'Why are you wearing pants? It was absolute sexism. "All I was told about was tattoos and piercings, and obviously there's no way I could have grown my hair during the space of three months".

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Ouared said that he's previously worked with "lots of luxury retailers" who have never had qualms about his hairdo, adding that British Airways would never have made such a statement to a female employee. "Yet I'm discriminated against for it".

Man buns are the Marmite of hairstyles - you either love them or hate them. He even tried to compromise by tucking his hair under his collar to make it less noticeable.

The uniform regulations state that ponytails "are only permitted to secure dreadlocks" for men. Women, however, are allowed a number of styles, including a bun, ponytail or single plait.

Representatives for British Airways returned Fox News' request for comment with the following statement: "We don't comment on employment matters relating to individuals".

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