Escalating Consequences Of A Bad Hair Day

Law360, New York (December 9, 2011, 4:20 PM EST) -- Nichole Wright-Gore, a supply clerk in a nonunion nursing home, had a bad hair day.

To hide her embarrassment, she wore a hat. An executive of the nursing home told her that wearing a hat in the workplace violated the company’s dress code and she was told to take off the hat or go home. She went home rather than suffer the embarrassment of having other employees see her bad hair.

The following day, Wright-Gore returned to work, again wearing a hat. Presumably, she thought that...
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