California Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Protect Employees from Racial Discrimination Based on Hairstyle

California Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Protect Employees from Racial Discrimination Based on Hairstyle

SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) – Again taking action to protect diversity and inclusion, California Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed Senate Bill 188 to make California the first state in the nation to ban racial discrimination based on natural hair.

The Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural hair (CROWN) Act was authored by trailblazing Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and will address unfair grooming policies that have a disparate impact on women and people of color.

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