Rob, my non-lawyer understanding is that employers can I have non-discriminatory uniform grooming policies for their entire workforce, albeit with “reasonable accommodation” for religious and/or safety reasons. But it might be unlawful for a company to single out a specific group, like Rastafarians, because of their hairstyle. That may amount to discrimination based on religion and race, for example. At least according to EEOC when I worked there.

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