Texas Bosses Can Choose Not To Hire Unattractive Candidates

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Fact – it’s perfectly legal in the state of Texas not to hire someone because you think they’re ugly. So should you spend more time polishing your looks or your résumé?

Unattractiveness is not something protected by law, like race, gender or age.

Employment law expert Michael Abcarian says that’s important, because Texas is an at-will employment state.

“Meaning they [new employees] can be hired for any reasons… good, bad or indifferent,” explained Abcarian. “They can be terminated. And decisions along the way, unless otherwise prohibited by law can be reasons for making decisions about terms and conditions of employment.”

You may think employers are only worried about qualifications and don’t really care how attractive you are, but a Newsweek report found 57-percent of hiring managers say qualified but unattractive candidates will have a harder time getting a job.

Just a footnote – studies show that blond women earn 7-percent more than brunettes.


One Comment

  1. Beverly says:

    That sounds so unfair. People can’t help the fact they are not “model types” of prospective employees. Guess they don’t care about the folks who have been out ot work for so long.

  2. TekDoo says:

    Wow thats pretty messed up dude.


  3. HCWDB says:

    Looks like the government offices (DMV for example) don’t follow that rule at all! Just sayin’.

  4. Rick McDaniel says:

    Appearance has always been a major factor in employment, politics, and most everything else.

    1. Trey says:

      That doesn’t explain Plin or Bachmann who are gross

  5. Sgt. Dread says:

    I’ve tried hiring so called “unattractive” people on purpose, I have always been disappointed with them. They seem to carry grudges and attitudes along with their “uglyness” so much so that I now hire “attractive” people given a choice.

    1. TRey says:

      So who the heck hired you Mr Perfect????????

  6. Trey says:

    Dang this would exclude 99.99% of all Texans.

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