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March 12, 2019 News

CLIENT ALERT: New York City Commission on Human Rights Releases Guidance on Race Discrimination on the Basis of Hair

March 12, 2019 – The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) released legal guidance stating that policies which ban, limit or otherwise restrict natural hair or hairstyles associated with “Black people” are a form of racial discrimination banned by the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL).  The attached Client Alert provides details of the legal guidance and advises New York City employers to review their grooming requirements or policies.

PDF of Client Alert:  CLIENT ALERT:  New York City Commission on Human Rights Releases Guidance on Race Discrimination on the Basis of Hair