Grooming Policy Does Not Violate Title VII

Law360, New York (September 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appellate court recently held that an employer did not violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by requiring certain female employees to wear makeup. While such appearance standards “may well be the subject of a Title VII claim for sexual stereotyping,” the court found, the worker in this case failed to prove that there was a stereotypical motive on the part of her employer in adopting the policy. Jespersen v. Harrah’s Operating Company, Inc., No. 03-15045, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (April 14,...
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