The Crown Act and How Employees Cannot be Discriminated Against
Based on Their Hairstyles
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In July of this year, California enacted new legislation dubbed “The Crown Act” which makes it illegal for employers to discriminate based on an individuals hairstyle. The Crown Act amends the Fair Employment and Housing Act’s definition of “race” to now include one’s hair as an extension of their race.
This presentation is meant to educate employers and Human Resources staff on the effects this legislation will have in the workplace, namely increased potential race discrimination claims.
Shane Singh is a partner in the Sacramento office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. He also serves as a national vice-chair of the Hospitality Practice.
Shane’s general focus is on preventing litigation and reducing exposure to his clients. However, while sound policies, training, and self-auditing generally prevent significant problems, sometimes employment litigation is inevitable, and it is in this arena where our team truly excels. Shane has extensive experience in handling state and federal litigation from commencement of the action through appeal, addressing all disputes from the simplest unemployment claim to complex appellate matters.
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