Grand Central Settles Religious Bias Suit With EEOC

Law360, New York (August 10, 2009, 4:20 PM EDT) -- Grand Central Partnership Inc. has agreed to pay four public safety officers a total of $40,000 and amend its equal employment policies to settle a federal lawsuit alleging the neighborhood improvement organization discriminated against its Rastafarian employees by reprimanding them for wearing long dreadlocks that showed outside of their uniform hats.

The consent decree, signed by a federal judge Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and effective for two-and-a-half years, allows the four current employees to wear their dreadlocks...
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