Appeals Court Rules Employers Can Ban Dreadlocks At Work

A federal appeals court maintained that it is OK to discriminate against traditionally black hairstyles, like locs. The 3-0 ruling came down on Sept. 15 when the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a claim from a 2014 ruling that said racial discrimination had to be based on characteristics that didn't change, and the hairstyle didn't qualify as "immutable."