I was told to change my red hair because of policy 1 yr after I was hired. I Made the changes now employees with higher job descriptions than me are at work with unnatural hair colors (pink,blue,purple) and are not being told to change their hair color. I feel harassed by this!
You should followup with an employment lawyer to see what your rights are.
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Discrimination occurs all the time. Any difference in treatment is discrimination. However the only form of discrimination prohibited in the employment context is being treated differently because you are a member of a protected class of people, or because you engaged in some form of legally-protected conduct. Having unnaturally colored red hair does not place you into a protected class of people, nor is it legally-protected.
Sorry. Good luck to you.
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In general, what is happening to you would not be described as unlawful discrimination because having an unnatural hair color is not a protected class. But the fact that other co-workers have also colored their hair and are not being disciplined is a slight red flag. Besides their choice of hair color, what distinguishes them from you? If it's their position with the company, then that is probably fine. If it's their race, or gender, then that may be unlawful discrimination.
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If an employer has five or more employees, under the California Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA), it is unlawful to harass or discriminate against an employee in certain protected categories including: age (40 or older); race; gender; national origin; pregnancy; medical condition; disabilities; marital status; sexual orientation; complaints about employer unlawful conduct or unsafe working conditions and other protected categories. If you feel you have been harassed or discriminated against unlawfully you should consult with an employment law attorney. Most employment law attorneys offer free consultations, as I do.
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