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Federal Court Rules It's OK for Employers to Prohibit Dreadlocks

"How can the court or an employer feel they have a right to strip us of this option to wear whatever hairstyle we chose?" said Lissiah Taylor Hundley.

An insurance claims processing company in Alabama, Catastrophe Management Solutions (CMS), refused to hire Chastity Jones, a Black woman, because she has dreadlocks. In a 3-0 decision, the 11th U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of CMS last week, asserting that it's legal for companies to refuse employment based on hairstyles.

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Can You Bring Your Authentic Self to Work? Three Senior Women Executives Get Personal

Executive women discuss how they have managed to build a viable executive presence and share work experiences.

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