EEOC Sues For Bias Over Rastafarian Dreadlocks

Law360, New York (September 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued New York City's Grand Central Station for discriminating against its Rastafarian employees by directing them to tuck their dreadlocks under their uniform caps.

Grand Central Partnership Inc. repeatedly reprimanded four workers and suspended them for not properly hiding their dreadlocks under the caps, violating federal laws giving employees the right to exercise their religious beliefs, the EEOC charged in a complaint lodged Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The four employees,...
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