Woman: Ross Township spa owner fired her for refusing wax

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PITTSBURGH (AP) – Wax on, wax off?

A woman fired from a Pittsburgh-area spa says it’s not quite that simple.

Jennifer Finley, of Wexford, has sued the European Wax Center in Ross Township, just north of Pittsburgh.

Finley contends she understood that part of her job was to perform the procedure that removes hair from the pubic area on customers, but Finley said she didn’t want to be forced to have the procedure done for herself.

“She was asked to expose her most private parts to her co-workers, to their view and their touch, and to have the physical view of her genitals altered,” said Finley’s attorney Janice Russell.

Finley said she knew that she and co-workers would be practicing waxing techniques on each other but that nothing was mandatory.

“I was willing to have different parts of my body waxed, my eyebrows,” Finley said.

A woman who answered the spa’s phone Tuesday said owner Ryan Glastein has no comment.

Finley is seeking lost pay and other damages.

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