A Florida teenager is taking on Publix Super Markets on social media about its no-beard policy.
Brandon Wesley, 19, of Tallahassee says Publix bans beards for store employees but allows beards in the corporate offices, warehouses, and even the GreenWise stores. So he created a petition on the website coworker.org and 14,000 people agree with him.
“I saw that Starbucks recently changed their policy on tattoos. This lady started a petition on the same website, asking for having visual tattoos and Starbucks actually changed their policy," said Wesley.
Shareholders met for the annual meeting Tuesday in Lakeland, but a spokesperson for the grocery store says the issue wasn’t discussed.
Wesley says he loves working for Publix and will continue to press for policy change.
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