'Beauty Bias' In The Workplace Is Not Illegal

Law360, New York (September 9, 2010, 2:03 PM EDT) -- The controversy over discrimination in employment based on appearance is heating up again. Newsweek recently ran a special report entitled “The Beauty Advantage” that included a survey of hiring managers, 57 percent of whom said qualified but unattractive candidates will have a harder time landing a job. More than half of the managers in the survey advised job applicants to invest time and money in “making sure they look attractive” instead of on polishing a resume. In addition, Stanford law professor Deborah Rhode has authored a...
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