A lot of jobs have dress codes employees must adhere to. But weight guidelines are far from normal.
Eight female news anchors hired by Egypt’s state television have been suspended over their weight and urged to go on a diet.
The women were told they had to lose weight or they would lose their jobs, Buzzfeed reports. They have been given a month to do so, after the shock decision was made by the Egyptian Radio and Television Union.
Women’s rights groups have labelled the the move discrimination. One of the impacted news presenters, Khadija Khattab, lashed out.
“This is moral assassination,” Khattab told Buzzfeed.
“I have worked here for more than 15 years and now suddenly those who hate me are publicly defaming me and my career.”