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Apparently, the Swiss traditional values

woman Tschan, is re-lifted for the flight attendants of the Airline Virgin Atlantic the Make-up-forced. The Swiss airline Swiss continues on lipstick forced. You are allowed to do this?
employers can adopt rules, even to the clothing and appearance in the workplace. But This law, for example, are set by the equality act barriers. For example, article 3 of the unequal treatment of employees due to their sex forbids.

Are there any exceptions?
in such cases, in which an objective justification, there are reasons for unequal treatment are Excluded. Not, is required of women to wear Makeup or tight clothing, by men, but the gender-specific unequal treatment. The same is true for men who may wear no long hair to women, which the is allowed. Such unequal treatment must be justified in accordance with the law objectively.

when are you?
The employer must give objective reasons why these regulations, which men and women deal differently, such unequal treatment can be justified. To find such reasons, it seems to me, in the case of Make-up difficult, since it is traditional write-UPS: women should be wearing makeup, because it is the only made-up women are considered to be "maintained".

How to justify a make-up rules?
Superficially, appears to me to be a arranged make-up duty, which is clearly a difference in treatment on grounds of sex, by any objective grounds to be justified. Especially not with the Argument of the Corporate Identity, or traditional role models.

The Swiss may not require women to wear makeup?
This is a question of Interpretation, on what factual Justification. Undisputed the make-up actually forced a case of gender-specific unequal treatment precisely because it is women only. Certainly will, however, argue the employer with the Corporate Identity and traditional role models. For example, that the habit of wearing Make-up, in men and women differently pronounced.

The Swiss argued this point with a "landscaped appearance" of the company. As far as Corporate Identity is allowed to go?
It depends on the Zeitgeist. Is some part of a Corporate Identity, one must ask: What values prevail in our society? Apparently, there are the Swiss traditional values. Other airlines or companies not to say, however, that a Makeup requirement for women to fit in today's time.

How can defend women and men against such legislation?
is Important to discuss the issue with the employer, and a good time to prepare. Support a professional can provide a place for equality, a staff Association or an Ombudsman. The conciliation authority provides in this case a simple access to the law. The procedure before the conciliation authority is free of charge.

to Fight back, many on this path, and possibly in court?
those Who fight back must be exposed. The people are afraid to apply for work as a live wire inside, or querulous, or even fear a loss of job. And yet: If Affected can go this way, it makes sense. Cases of wage discrimination, and sexual and sexist harassment in the workplace is well known, that can support workers on the equality act – the act has been valid since 1996. The prohibition of discrimination applies to the entire design of the employment relationship including hiring, Compensation, promotion, assignment of tasks, design of working conditions. Under the latter, the dress rules are. Many are not aware of. This must change.

Would have a Flight of the Swiss opportunities Attendant in court if you fight back forced against the lipstick?
to My knowledge, there are to this specific issue, in Switzerland there is no court practice. I cannot guarantee, therefore, that in the event of a dispute, the court evaluated the difference in treatment similar.

What do you do as a professional body, in order to combat unequal treatment in the workplace?
We also advise, in the city of Zurich, resident or working persons, institutions and companies, and mediate in cases of Discrimination. We offer trainings, also to the equality act and the treated forms of discrimination: sexual and sexist harassment, equal pay and so on to be employees realize that they have rights. Is the law of life in all areas of acquisition, applicable also in the case of dress codes. Affected employees, we recommend talking with your employer to find. We see: A rethink can take place. This is an important social development.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 15.03.2019, 16:38 PM

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