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Workplace Issues: NYC discrimination guidance focuses on hairstyles & race

New York City’s Commission on Human Rights is putting employers on notice that banning or restricting hairstyles that are associated with black people is a form of racial discrimination. The Commission protects New Yorkers’ rights to wear their natural hair or hairstyles closely linked to their racial, ethnic or cultural identities, which for black people includes ...

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