I understand that companies have rules and regulations for hiring and firing people, but in this case he was willing to compromise with them so I think they should have given him a chance. Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂
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Christopher Woodson, a man who claims he is the only actively practicing Rastafarian in Waynesboro, Virginia, has been awarded $30,000 in settlement, after a lawsuit he filed against a Botetourt County company that refused to hire him, because he refused to cut his long Rastafarian hair, ended up with a hungjury in August 17.
In June, Christopher Woodson and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), filed a religious discrimination case in a federal high court against Lawrence Transportation Systems, a company based in Botetourt County which Woodson accused denied him employment because he refused to cut his dreadlocks or trim his beard to conform with the company’s grooming policy. Woodson, supported by the EEOC, argued that the company had refused to make “reasonable accommodation” for his hair and beard locks even after he agreed to secure them with head-wraps.
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