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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Who Knew Looking Good Can Be Bad For Your Career - And That's Completely Legal in Canada!

This recent article from Canadian Business Magazine spotlights a type of discrimination you don't necessarily think of; The Plainness Penalty. As discrimination again attractive people hits the media we become more aware of it, but a recent study shows that 12% to 16% of workers believe they've been subject to prejudice based on their looks, about the same number (or greater) than those claiming discrimination based on race, gender, age or religious beliefs.

There are laws against this in seven jurisdictions of the United States and Victoria, Australia but this is not included in Canadian discrimination laws! Race & gender discrimination are defined as illegal behaviour, but in Canada there are no laws against appearance-based bias.

If you're looking for a job where your physical appearance will not be an issue, check out our current openings and get in touch with us.

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