Marlton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/26/2019 -- For decades, black employees and students have been discriminated against due to their natural hairstyles. Braids, dreadlocks, twists, and many other hairstyles have long been considered too ethnic and unprofessional. Employers and schools across the country have put rules in place to prevent black students and employees from wearing their hair naturally, forcing them to conform to unfair standards. This year, however, states have begun to implement the CROWN Law designed to fight this discriminatory practice.
The CROWN Act, an acronym for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural hair, was created by the CROWN Coalition consisting of Dove®, the National Urban League, the Western Center on Law & Poverty, and Color of Change. California Governor Gavin Newsom was the first to approve this law, and New York legislators unanimously voted for its approval. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's signature made New York the second state to take the same stand against discrimination. The workplace sexual harassment lawyers in Camden County, The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC, are excited by this new law and are waiting for New Jersey to follow suit.
The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC, is a NJ law firm dedicated to advocating for the rights of their clients, taking on cases for sexual harassment and disability, religious, and racial discrimination claims at work. Since the CROWN bill was introduced to New Jersey Legislature last month, the attorneys at the firm have been preparing to fight hair discrimination in the workplace with the same fervor and commitment as with any of their other cases.
Wigs, haircuts, and chemical relaxers have been a few of the alternatives employers have provided to African American employees over the years. However, forcing individuals to change their natural hair to fit in with the professional world is considered discriminatory by many. New Jersey is looking to follow the example set by California and New York and to inspire other states to join the charge against hair discrimination. The racial discrimination and workplace sexual harassment lawyers in Gloucester County, NJ, at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC, are ready to advocate for any client treated unfairly at work and are also ready for CROWN to take hold in the Garden State.
Potential clients can set up an appointment with an attorney by giving The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC, a call or visiting https://www.morganrooks.com to fill out a contact form.
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