Hair and Dress Rules: How Far Can They Go?

Class recorded February 25, 2021.

Many schools, employers, and other organizations enforce rules regarding your personal appearance – rules which have often, historically and into the present, discriminated against Black people. But how far can these rules legally go?

Class covers:

  • What happens when workplace or school appearance rules fail to take into account racial or cultural differences, gender and transgender issues, or religious practices
  • How established law protects against discriminatory dress and grooming codes
  • How the new CROWN Act (SB 188, passed 2019) specifically protects against hair texture and hairstyle discrimination

Earn 1 hour California Elimination of Bias MCLE credit. After registration, a staff member will email you the course materials, an evaluation form, and your Certificate of Attendance (usually the next business day). Register first, then watch the recording to the end and answer the questions provided in the popup to verify your attendance

Registration fee: $20, Non-refundable.

Presented by: Tracy Sanders, Esq.

Tracy Sanders is an attorney, author, and speaker in Los Angeles. She is the founder of Natural Hair and the Law, an organization formed to provide publications, workshops, and events addressing legal issues related to natural hair in the workplace and schools. She is the author of The CROWN Act Handbook: The Official Guide to Natural Hair Discrimination Laws and Natural Hair in the Workplace: What Are Your Rights?, which has been featured by Essence, Los Angeles Sentinel, and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. She has provided legal commentary on TV networks including ABC, Fox, MSNBC, TLC, and WE.

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice: LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.   

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