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UK Job Center Triggered by Salon Ad For ‘Happy’ Stylist

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A hair salon says it was told by a job center it couldn’t run an advertisement recruiting a “happy” stylist because the word is “discriminatory” against unhappy people.

Alison Birch listed a job ad looking for a part-time qualified hairdresser at her AJ’s Unisex Hair Salon in Stroud, England,.

The position called for someone with five years’ experience of working in a salon, who is “confident in barbering as well as all aspects of hairdressing.”

And the advertisement stated, “This is a busy, friendly, small salon, so only happy, friendly stylists need apply.”

But on Wednesday, Birch says she received a call from her local job center informing her they could not run her ad because the word “happy” is considered “discriminatory.”

Fox 35 Orlando