Spa Worker Fired For Refusing Brazilian Wax, Suit Says

Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT) -- A spa worker who was fired after refusing to undergo a Brazilian wax because she thought it would be painful and embarrassing slapped Western Penn Waxing LLC with a Title VII suit in Pennsylvania on Thursday, alleging gender discrimination and retaliation.

Jennifer Finley, who accepted a job as a “wax specialist” at a spa owned by Western Penn Waxing in September, sued European Wax Center Franchise Group Inc. and franchisee Western Penn under the federal anti-discrimination statute and Pennsylvania state law, challenging the alleged policy of...
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