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Posted by Kashif Haque | Nov 03, 2014 | 0 Comments


In 2003, two young men in Australia decided that the mustache was too rarely seen in public. In order to rectify that situation, they began a game to bring long lost “mo's” back. Soon, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) joined the game, affiliating “Movember” with men's health awareness. Pretty soon, it became a world-wide phenomenon. So if you want to participate in No Shave November, think about how your employers will react, and make a decision about participating from there.

Each workplace varies in their reaction to mustaches or beards. Much like tattoos and visible nose rings, facial hair, unfortunately, is not a protected class of people nor does it constitute as a protected activity. Some corporate cultures implicitly (or explicitly) forbid facial hair, tattoos, and piercings alike. If your colleagues and/or supervisors have been vocal in the past about facial hair, then it is best to participate in another charitable cause. For example, if your boss has said facial hair makes the employee look lazy and unkempt, sit out Movember this year.

Perhaps the workplace is accepting of facial hair as long as it is well kept. Just because you are giving up shaving to raise awareness for men's health, does not you have to forgo simple trimming and washing. have great tutorials on great neck and cheek lines and beard types that would work well on you. Not going for a beard? Consult to find both beard and mustache styles for you face shape. This way, you can participate in Movember but still maintain a professional, client friendly appearance.

Most of all, don't forget the cause that No Shave November backs. Check out to find out how your facial hair can support some great causes! #letitgrow

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Kashif Haque

Kashif Haque is a trial attorney and one of the founding attorneys of Aegis Law Firm. He served as the 2015 Chairman of the Orange County Bar Association—Labor and Employment Section. Mr. Haque has obtained millions of dollars on behalf of his clients through trial, arbitration and settlement. A...


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