11th Circuit: Employer’s No Dreadlocks Rule Doesn’t Constitute Racial Bias
(September 16, 2016, 1:02 PM EDT) -- ATLANTA — An 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 15 affirmed an Alabama federal judge’s rejection of a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accusing an employer of racial discrimination when it enforced a grooming policy that barred dreadlocks (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Catastrophe Management Solutions, No. 14-13482, 11th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 16918).
(Opinion available. Document #73-161014-001Z.)
The EEOC sued Catastrophe Management Solutions (CMS) on behalf of Chastity Jones. Jones is a black female who applied for a job...