Employment

Black hair. Office scene showing three people of color. Two Black women with natural hair and a Latinx man with short dark hair and facial hair.

Campaign Seeks Federal Discrimination Protection for Black Hair

A new Color of Change petition says: “Across America, Black people are policed, humiliated and even sent home because employers and peers want to control our expression. We won bills that end hair discrimination in two states, and now we are fighting to end it across the nation.”

NYC new guidelines on hair discrimination

New York City Says Businesses Can't Discriminate Based on Hair

Not only can the city force companies to rehire employers who were let go due to this racial discrimination, but it can also levy penalties up to $250,000.

California's 'Ban the Box' Law Could Aid 7 Million Job Seekers

Twelve states have adopted legislation to stop the automatic exclusion of job seekers with criminal backgrounds.

Senate Passes LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

ENDA passed with 64-32 votes in the Senate today.

More on Racial Disparity in the U.S. Labor Force

A new report from ‘The Atlantic’ sheds light on the depth of racial wage and employment inequality.