Understanding California’s New Law Banning Hair Discrimination
Many employers have come under ﬁre recently for grooming policies targeting predominantly black hairstyles, such as dreadlocks. In response, California recently became the first state to ban hair discrimination with the Crown Act. New York City has passed similar laws as well, imposing a penalty of up to $250,000 per violation. Yet, there is inconsistency in the law with respect to this issue, as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Alabama, Georgia, and Florida) has held that employers may enforce a grooming policy that prohibits dreadlocks, despite a close cultural association to race. This is an issue on which few courts have spoken and upon which there is no general legal consensus. Join us for this engaging session where we will go over California’s Crown Act, as well and discuss variations that exist among state and federal law.
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The Learned Concierge - December 2023, Vol. 3
Monthly legal insights on the trends impacting the retail, hospitality, and the food & beverage industries.
WEBINAR-Our Working Theory: Creating a Respectful Workplace is the Antidote to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Sexual Harassment remains a persistent problem in the workplace despite regulation, mandatory training, and national attention, such as the #MeToo Movement.