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Aesthetic Labour

Chris Warhurst reveals that how good-looking you are may determine if you get a job.

Chris Warhurst reveals how good looking you are may determine whether you get a job.

Should looks be relevant to your employment prospects if you're a plumber or a shop assistant? As Director of the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick, Professor Chris Warhurst has spent much of his career examining trends in the labour market. He discusses whether 'aesthetic labour' is becoming an established form of discrimination in the work place and asks whether 'lookism' can be addressed in the law.

Producer: Peter Snowdon.

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Wed 23 May 2018 20:45

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