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Visible tattoos, non-sexist hairstyles OK for employees

Disney said on Tuesday it had updated its policies for cast members and that workers would now be allowed to report to work with visible tattoos and non-sexist hairstyles. Related video above: Disney offering COVID-19 vaccine to employees. “We want our guests to see their own backgrounds and traditions reflected in the stories, experiences and products they encounter in their interactions with Disney,” wrote Josh D’Amaro, president of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, on a company blog post. “And we want our cast members – and future cast members – to feel a sense of belonging at work.” The new dress code removes requirements for men’s hair length and also removes a previous ban on men wearing nail polish. The changes are effective immediately, Disney said. “This is just the start as we continue to work towards a world we all belong to – including more diverse and inclusive Disney parks, experiences and products. There is more to do, but we are committed to listen, learn and make meaningful improvements, ”D’Amaro said. The latest change in company policy follows several other changes made to parks to make them more inclusive. Last year, Disney announced it would “reinvent” its Splash Mountain ride after reviews that the ride was themed in the controversial 1940s Disney film “Song of The South.” The ride will now be themed in the 2009 film “The Princess and the Frog” which starred Disney’s first black princess.

Disney said on Tuesday it had updated its policies for cast members and that workers would now be allowed to report to work with visible tattoos and non-sexist hairstyles.

Related video above: Disney offers COVID-19 vaccine to employees

The major dress code change for Disney employees also included updated policies that give employees more flexibility in the forms of personal expression surrounding jewelry, nail styles and costume choices.

“We want our guests to see their own backgrounds and traditions reflected in the stories, experiences and products they encounter in their interactions with Disney,” wrote Josh D’Amaro, president of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, on a company blog post. “And we want our cast members – and future cast members – to feel a sense of belonging at work.”

The new dress code removes requirements for men’s hair length and also removes a previous ban on men wearing nail polish.

The changes are effective immediately, Disney said.

“This is just the start as we continue to work towards a world we all belong to – including more diverse and inclusive Disney parks, experiences and products. There is more to do, but we are committed to listen, learn and make meaningful improvements, ”D’Amaro said.

The latest change in company policy follows several other changes made to parks to make them more inclusive.

Last year, Disney announced it would “reinvent” its Splash Mountain ride after reviews that the ride was themed in the controversial 1940s Disney film “Song of The South.”

The ride will now be themed in the 2009 film “The Princess and the Frog” which starred Disney’s first black princess.