The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled against a woman who claimed she was discriminated against when her employer refused to hire her. She claimed that the action was based solely on her dreadlocks, and in doing so, the employer was engaging in racial discrimination. However, the court found that the dreadlock ban implemented by Catastrophe Management Solutions was not in violation of federal law.
New Jersey employees who are also caregivers for a disabled relative might not know that they are protected against discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This federal law prohibits three kinds of this type of discrimination known as expense, disability by association and distraction.