Ban On Dreadlocks Draws EEOC Race Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (September 30, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission slapped a company with a race bias suit in Alabama federal court Monday, claiming the catastrophic insurance claims company broke the law by yanking an employment offer from a job applicant who refused to cut off her dreadlocks.

The EEOC said that Catastrophe Management Solutions Inc. had a racially discriminatory policy banning workers from wearing dreadlocks that it enforced against Chastity C. Jones by withdrawing an offer of employment after she failed to acquiesce.

The EEOC said CMS engaged in...
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