I’m sure employers and employees alike will think twice before inquiring or discrimination against their African American counterparts. A new law in New York City is aimed at helping African-Americans who are victimized based on the texture or style of their hair. The guidelines specifically read “natural hair, treated or untreated hairstyles such as locs, cornrows, twists, braids, Bantu knots, fades, Afros, and/or the right to keep hair in an uncut or untrimmed state.”
Individuals, who have been harassed, demoted or fired, the city’s commission can issue a penalty for up to $250,000 and there is no cap on damages.
This new law was implemented just two months after a New Jersey teen was forced to cut his locs in order to continue participating in a wrestling match.