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U.S. Circuit Court rules it is legal to refuse jobs to people with dreadlocks | TheGrio

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U.S. Circuit Court rules it is legal to refuse jobs to people with dreadlocks | TheGrio

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Refusing to hire someone who has dreadlocks is legal, thanks to a recent ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had filed a lawsuit against Catastrophe Management Solutions of Mobile, Alabama for rescinding a job offer to Chastity Jones because of her dreadlock hairstyle. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the EEOC lawsuit.

During the hiring process Jeannie Wilson, a human resources manager for CMS, reportedly told Jones that her dreadlocks were unkempt.


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