IS IT NOW LEGAL FOR EMPLOYERS TO DISCRIMINATE OVER DREADLOCKS???
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Alabama woman, after Catastrophe Management Solutions revoked a job offer because of her dreadlocks!
The employer asked that employees have hairstyles that “reflect a business/professional image,” per the case file. Dreadlocks, a common natural hairstyle for black men and women, didn’t fall under that umbrella.
The EEOC asserted that CMS violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which “prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.”
The court disagreed, maintaining that dreadlocks, though “culturally associated with race,” aren’t an “immutable characteristic of black persons.”
The court ruled that employers can make hiring decisions based on hairstyles!
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