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Trendinista: Taking a stand on employee tattoos and piercings

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Your restaurant, your rules. You might not like tattoos and pierced body parts, and you can refuse to hire applicants based on your personal preference.

“In general, discrimination in employment decisions based on tattooing and body piercing is not illegal,” says Brian Elzweig, an assistant professor of business law at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He and colleague Donna Peeples recently published a paper, “Tattoos and Piercings: Issues of Body Modification and the Work

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