The owner of a hair salon in Gloucestershire was told she could not run a job center advert for a “happy” stylist as it “discriminated against unhappy people”.
Within hours of placing the advert the owner was informed that the word 'happy' was not allowed to be included in the job specification, "in case somebody thinks they can’t apply because they are not a happy person.”
The owner argued that by asking for happy applicants she won’t make unhappy people even more unhappy by not offering them a job.
The job Center later apologised and have since offered to re-post the original version. No happy hair stylists have yet to apply!