Freedom of Expression in the workplace
We live in an era were people have a chance to express themselves more openly than ever. There is no reason why anyone should be limited at work. Expressing yourself help's you deal with the day to day struggles of stress at work. Recently, our employer "VIP Petcare's" employees have been told that they can no longer keep their vibrant "unnatural" hair colors while working for the company. Employees who were hired with their vibrant hair colors are now being told that it is unacceptable. According to the corporate team, having colored hair is deemed "unprofessional" n today's society being who you are has become more acceptable then ever. Freedom of expression being taken away is like taking someones identity, and the color of your hair does not affect a persons work ethic at all. So why is it that in a time were we are more accepting are we still discriminating against a persons right to have colored hair at the work place? The veterinary field is known to have one of the highest suicide rate then any other job field. Coloring their hair is a way for our employees to feel better about themselves and raise their self-esteem.
According to the color psychologist Angela Wright, there are 4 primary colors that help at work psychologically being red, blue, yellow, and green. They each have an affect on the mind, body, the soul,
To summarize, the color of your hair does not determine what kind of worker you are. Whether or not you have red, blue, blonde, black, pink or green hair, and as long as you are a great worker, show up on time and not cause any issues none of it should matter.