New York State expands on NYC protections and enacts statewide law against Hair Discrimination.
Discrimination on the basis of natural hairstyle is considered a form of racial discrimination in New York. New York state has extended the NYC Human Rights Commission recent guidelines protecting against hair as form of racial identity discrimination. You shouldn’t have to wear a wig or chemicals in your hair at work. If you are told that your natural hair is not ok for work, you may have a claim against the employer for racial discrimination.
Your right to natural hair: Workplaces that target and mistreat employees for these hairstyles can now be more directly pursued for employment discrimination across New York State.
The new NYC anti-hairstyle discrimination laws were the first of their kind in the country, and are based on the principal that hair is inherent to one’s race. Therefore, hair is protected like race under the law prohibiting discrimination on the base of race, national origin, etc.” Employers in New York can be held liable for discrimination based on hairstyle.
If your employer has discriminated against you on the basis of your race or appearance, rather than ability to perform the job, we can help protect your rights. Call an employment discrimination attorney now for a free consultation.
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