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Passed Over for a Job Due to Your Hair? NY Law Calls It Discrimination

Three states currently have laws on the books that prohibit hair discrimination – California, New Jersey, and New York. Why do we need legislation specifically addressing hair, you ask? Because despite Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, courts have often overlooked racial discrimination based on the claimant’s appearance. We commonly see courts rule in favor of employers who rejected applicants based on something that has […]

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