At the risk of sounding uncaring, these are not employment issues subject to legal regulation. As a general rule the employment relationship is a voluntary one and an employee's right upon denial of a raise or required to dress a certain way is to work elsewhere. Where a union is involved, some rights may be a matter of the union contract and enforceable through the union.
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I don't see any legal claims. You are free to look for another job.
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I would suggest finding a better job. If comments were made about your hair that relate to your race or national origin, then you may have a viable claim.
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