The shocking list of rules the Dorchester told female staff to abide by

Staff at the Dorchester hotel in London aren't happy.

The five-star hotel reportedly emailed its female staff a list of demands, including dos and don'ts on their personal hygiene and appearance.

According to the Daily Mail, the list says:

Do:

  • Shave your legs (even if wearing tights)
  • Wear full make-up
  • Wash your hair
  • Brush your teeth
  • Use deodorant
  • Have regular manicures

And do not:

  • Have oily skin
  • Wear overly garish or bright make-up
  • Display chipped or bitten nails
  • Have off-putting body odour
  • Display any excess body hair, which includes the face

One worker told the paper:

It is disgusting. This list is like something out of the dark ages, and downright offensive.

It's not as though you choose to have oily skin and a lot of women, especially teenagers, cannot help it – no facial wash or moisturiser in the world can control that.

The women are all pretty livid but worry that if they complain – or rebel and turn up to work with chipped, dirty nails and hairy legs, for example – they'll be sacked on the spot.'

The hotel has told indy100 that there are grooming standards for men, too, and that both sexes require clean and manicured nails, but that this doesn't mean they must regulalrly go for manicures.

Roland Fasel, the Dorchester's General Manager and UK Regional Director, told indy100:

The Dorchester has a proud community of employees who uphold world-leading hospitality standards including grooming, in line with many other brands.

All new applicants, both men and women, are sent a copy of our grooming standards in advance of interview.

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