Hairstyles & Workplace

NYC commission outlaws discrimination based on hair, hairstyles

The city Human Rights Commission has released guidelines protecting New Yorkers from being discriminated due to their hair texture or style.

The guidance gives New Yorkers the right to "maintain natural hair or hairstyles that are closely associated with their racial, ethnic or cultural identities."

The protections apply to everyone but were prompted largely by what the commission calls "racist stereotypes that black hairstyles are unprofessional." Read more...

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