Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. Historically, courts have ruled in favor of workplace grooming policies that prohibit most natural Black hairstyles as not unlawfully discriminatory within the scope of Title VII. This article discusses hair discrimination in workplaces and how federal, state, and local legislators are attempting to close this loophole.
Britt, Kate E. "Uneasy lies the head: Tracking a loophole in racial discrimination law." Mich. B.J. 100, no. 1 (2022): 46-48.