Beauty - Hair Care - Fashion : Black Women SUCCESSFUL IN LAWSUITS FOR HAIR DISCRIMINATION

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Too Urban:’ Black Ex-Banana Republic Employee Sues For $1 Million Over Discrimination
Destiny Tompkins, 19, was suspended for wearing box braids.


n yet another example of hair bias against Black women, a former African-American employee at Banana Republic filed a $1 million lawsuit because of discrimination.

Destiny Tompkins, 19, made the formal complaint in state Supreme Court in New York Monday after she was suspended from a branch store at the Westchester Mall in White Plains over her box braids last month, the New York Daily News reported.

The teen said her ex-manager, who is White, scolded her for wearing the braids that he said were too “urban” and “unkempt.” The manager threatened to take her off the work schedule, she said in a detailed Facebook post, if she didn’t comply with the order.






 

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Former Hooters Waitress Awarded $250,000 in Racial Discrimination Case

by ELIZABETH CHUCK


A former Hooters waitress has been awarded more than $250,000 after an arbitrator found that racial discrimination contributed to her getting fired.


Farryn Johnson, who is African-American, was fired from her Baltimore restaurant job in August 2013 because "Hooters prohibits African-American Hooters Girls from wearing blond highlights in their hair," according to a lawsuit.



Former Hooters Waitress Awarded $250000 in Racial Discrimination ...

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-new...ed-250-000-racial-discrimination-case-n337396 - 383k - Cached - Similar pages

Apr 8, 2015 ... Hooters Must Pay Out to Black Waitress Fired for Her Hair 1:37 ... While other women were allowed to highlight their hair, the restaurant ... with blond streaks because it didn't look "natural" on African-Americans, the suit said.




 

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Hopefully more will follow.

:congrats: To these 2 ladies.:great:
 
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