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Supreme Court Won't Hear 11th Circ. Dreadlocks Bias Ruling

Law360 (May 14, 2018, 4:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund's challenge to an Eleventh Circuit ruling that employers don't violate federal race discrimination laws when they treat workers differently based on "mutable" characteristics, such as dreadlocks.

Worker Chastity Jones, who is black, sought review of the Eleventh Circuit's December 2016 decision affirming dismissal of a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit alleging insurance claims company Catastrophe Management Solutions violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by denying her a job...
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