What The What?! Court Rules It's LEGAL For Employers To Discriminate Against People With Dreadlocks!
On September 15, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled it legal for employers to discriminate against people with dreadlocks. The shocking ruling comes on the heels of a 2013 claim filed by a woman in Alabama who lost a job due to the hairstyle.
In a nutshell, Chastity Jones applied for a job Catastrophe Management Solutions (what an ironic name!), and successfully made it to the hiring process.
As Jones was filling out some paperwork, human resources manager Jeannie Wilson made an inquiry about her hair: