Thursday, February 23, 2006
From PlanSponsor.com 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.