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Hair Styles May Be Protected Under Discrimination Laws

Author: Lee E. Tankle

3/11/2019

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Hair Styles May Be Protected Under Discrimination Laws

Q: Is it lawful to require an employees or applicants to style their hair in a certain manner?

A: As with most employment-related questions, the answer is it depends. While employers are generally allowed to adopt basic grooming policies, employers should seek to adopt policies that do not have a disparate impact on minorities and other persons protected by anti-discrimination laws.

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