Thursday, February 23, 2006

Dreadlock Rasta

From this morning:

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced that Federal Express Corporation has agreed to a settlement in a case involving several former employees who were fired for refusing to cut their dreadlocks.

According to the press release on Spitzer's Web site, the employees wore their hair in dreadlocks as an expression of their religious beliefs, but were fired for a violation of the company’s Personal Appearance Policy.  During the course of discovery, Spitzer’s office learned that FedEx had voluntarily addressed many of the concerns underlying the lawsuit.   


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I think it's terrible what happened in that situation. I know I've gotten a lot of comments about my dreadlocks, especially when I wasn't taking care of them. I think if you take care of your dreadlocks and they look good people will give you less crap. If anyone else has problems like this they should check out Making Dreadlocks Site

Posted by: Kate | May 4, 2006 5:32:55 PM

this is still going on in today time i got fired 2007 from haynesville correcton center for wearing dreadlocks. all alway keep them neat and still do one female was sup for braids. it a sham discrimination have to be part of the work place were you work hard. my dauther is now in college and her hair is in braids so all the hard work i taught her that was pass on to me a person with bad judgement come and try to tell us as people i don't like your hair and i am in charge and you do what i tell you to do cut your hair or i will let you go from your job. but they don't look at them self. they are hiding behind prejudice. they dont like themself to much,

Posted by: donna | Jun 1, 2008 8:28:56 PM

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