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New Bill Attempts to Ban Hair-Based Discrimination in Pennsylvania

January 28th, 2020

Dwight Evans, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and other Pennsylvania lawmakers are pushing for a bill to be signed that will ban hair-based discrimination. The CROWN Act aims to improve the lives of those who have been discriminated against for their hair texture and style. The bill specifically names styles that are common among black cultures such as dreadlocks and cornrows. The words “unprofessional” and “dirty” have been used to describe black women’s hair and the reason for judgment and discrimination in the workplace. Men, as well as women, are also facing hair-based discrimination. Sports players across the country have faced backlash from others who have stated that their hair is disgusting and inappropriate for various sports. Discrimination against hair types and textures is a common problem in workplaces and schools across the country. The CROWN Act was first introduced in December and currently has the support of over three dozen House Democrats. The challenge as of late is to persuade all Pennsylvania lawmakers to sign their name onto the bill.

Pennsylvania was one of the first states to sign a CROWN Act into law. California led the first discussion and initiation of the act in 2019 and continues to push this legislation forward. This law would eliminate the ability to discriminate against hair qualities that are associated with race.

If you have been discriminated against at your workplace for reasons of race or ethnicity, the Pennsylvania race discrimination lawyers at The Gold Law Firm P.C. will help you receive the support and compensation you deserve. Call us today at 215-569-1999 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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