Hair discrimination has become a trending topic following California’s decision in 2019 to ban workplace discrimination based on hairstyles through the CROWN act. Conversations surrounding hair discrimination have emerged with lawsuits against businesses and their hiring practices and in schools for not allowing black children to wear their hair in certain styles.
A Las Vegas security company recently settled a lawsuit following a situation in which they refused to hire an African American applicant for a position in their company based on her hairstyle, according to this HR Drive articleby Lisa Burden. The company faced the lawsuit following an investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which resulted in the company providing education for employees and making other changes for inclusivity.
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