Questioning Equal opportunity employment.
The problem is that franchises like these tend to give the boss free reign to do whatever they want. Like the whole foods I worked at. I complained that the hat would eventually not cover my locks enough to be food safe, and requested a tam with the WF logo on it that I had seen at other stores. I was told no by the boss, and that he was given the authority to run the store like it was his business. When I made the point that by law I was allowed certain leeways, That's when I was told that I'd have to choose between work and my hair. I just complained to corporate, and they let me get the new hat.
If your boss says you have to cut your hair, you can just take it to the next level. But be careful, because they'll know it was you. And it makes you stand out as a trouble maker. Even if you are a great employee, they can, and probably will find the smallest things possible to write you up on until they have enough to fire you. And then it's your job to prove that it was an unjust termination.
Word to the wise, if you get written up, NEVER NEVER sign it. If you do, and then try to complain about them firing you, your signature on those papers will prove that you agreed that what you did was wrong, and that you acceptedresponsibility. You wont be able to win your case