Dreadlocked Employee Claims Workplace Discrimination In Lawsuit

September 21, 2010

Author: Tony Gonzalez

Source: The News Virginian


A Waynesboro-area man charges in a federal lawsuit that moving and storage company officials who chose not to hire him discriminated against him because of his Rastafarian religious practice of declining to cut his hair.


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit Tuesday on behalf of Christopher Woodson, who claimed he applied in May 2008 for a loader job at Lawrence Transportation Systems’ facility on South Oak Lane in Waynesboro but was denied over his hair.