Former British Airways worker slams company as 'sexist' after manbun row
A man formerly employed by British Airways claims he was told to lose his hairstyle or lose his job by managers at the airline.
Sid Ouared, 26, from London has accused bosses of being sexist after he was told his hairstyle was not acceptable for a male worker.
He claims he was given three options: "cut it, put it in a turban like a Sikh, or turn it into dreadlocks like a Rastafarian."
Ouared says he is not a Sikh, nor a Rastafarian and therefore shouldn't have to change his style to appear to match one of those identities.
He told Good Morning Britain that when he applied for the role he was "interviewed by several managerial members [at] BA, not one pulled me to the side and mentioned the potential issues around his hair."
He went on to add that he was informed the company had a dress code - but only to the extent of tattoos and piercings.
The company's uniform policy says it only allows staff to have ponytails, similar to manbun, when they are accompanied by dreadlocks.
British Airways said it was not commenting on the sacking when it was approached by Good Morning Britain for a statement.