Sandra Rawline, who is 52 years old and an escrow officer at Capital Title of Texas, is suing her boss in Texas because he allegedly ordered her to dye her gray hair, to wear “younger fancy suits”, and more fancy jewelry. When she refused to change her hair color, Rawline claims she was terminated and replaced by a younger woman. The plaintiff then filed an age discrimination claim as well as a retaliation lawsuit as a result. Full story.
Discriminating against an innocent individual or a group based on disability or age may be prosecuted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law prohibits harassment or any other action based on religious affiliation, physical or cultural traits and clothing. This law would stand to protect an elderly person, such as the one in the case discussed above, who was discriminated for being disabled and aided by a nurse or wheelchair. For more information, see: http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs-relig_ethnic.html
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