The Beardless Status Quo – Wall Street Journal

Most Americans are not aware, for example, that in 1976 the Supreme Court upheld the right of employers to regulate their workers’ facial hair. The justices recognized that mustaches and beards carried social significance that might undermine the esprit de corps in police departments, corrode discipline in schools, and threaten businesses’ bottom line. Walt Disney banned facial hair on amusement park workers until 2012, and McDonald’s still tolerates beards only for religious reasons.

Source: After a Close Shave, the Beardless Status Quo Returns to Politics – WSJ

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