Race & National Origin

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of an employee’s race and/or national origin with respect to any terms, conditions, or privileges of employment – including, but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotions, layoffs, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training.

California explicitly prohibits discrimination on the basis of natural hair and prohibits the enforcement of grooming policies that have a disproportionate impact on people of color. For example, policies that prohibit hairstyles such as braids, cornrows, dreadlocks or Afros, are prohibited.

The Schlehr Law Firm represents employees in race discrimination and harassment cases. If you have been terminated because of your race or ethnicity, please contact us.

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