Discrimination Due to Hairstyle (Braids, Locks, and Twists) at Work

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Has your employer discriminated against you because of your hairstyle? Has your employer fired you because of your hairstyle? If so, you should consult the experienced Los Angeles employment lawyers at the Kokozian Law Firm to understand your rights to wear the hairstyle of your choice as an employee.

FEHA Protects an Employee Against Retaliation From an Employer, Labor Organization, Employment Agency, or Person Based on Hairstyle or Texture

California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA): It is unlawful for an employer to refuse to hire; to discharge or to terminate; to refuse to select or to bar or discharge an employee from a training program leading to employment; or to discriminate against the person in compensation or in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment" because of the employee's race or color. Cal. Gov. Code § 12940(a). “Race” is inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles. “Protective hairstyles” includes such hairstyles as braids, locks, and twists. Cal. Gov. Code § 12926(w)(x).

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If you have experienced racial discrimination at your workplace because of your hairstyle, contact the leading race discrimination lawyers of the west coast at Kokozian Law Firm, APC. 323-857-5900. Ask about our free initial consultation.

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