Here's the deal: I work part-time at a local toy store. The job is primarily helping customers, but I also work cash and close up shop. Last Saturday I got my eyebrow pierced, a silver stud, nothing more. When I got to work today I was told that they don't allow employees to wear piercings besides the ear. Because I just got it I can't take the piercing out yet, and it must remain in for a few months. In the meantime, whenever I go to work they want me to wear a band aid over my eyebrow. I complied today because the boss wasn't in, and the assistant manager was just heading out the door. This brings me to my questions: -Can they do this? Do they have the ability to tell me that I am not allowed to have a piercing? Or are there laws giving me workplace rights over my body? -Is this attitude towards piercings the norm or the exception? I will now be seeking alternative employment anyways, since such an attitude really ticks me off, but I want to know what to expect. Obviously it varies depending on the establishment, but I'm thinking that this toy store is the exception because it is heavily based on customer service and they are insistent on maintaining their image. But if I start dropping off resumes to other part-time/summer work locations (think video stores, restaurants, maybe fast-food but I hope not, etc) will they have a problem with the piercing as well? This whole thing has me really steamed , and if I didn't need the money I would have simply quit right then (I almost did anyways). Anyone have any advice? Thoughts?