Rogers v. American Airlines, Inc.
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
527 F. Supp. 229 (S.D.N.Y. 1981)
Renee Rogers (plaintiff), a black woman, worked for American Airlines, Inc. (American) (defendant), as an airport-operations agent. American had a policy prohibiting employees in Rogers’s position from wearing an all-braided hairstyle. Rogers, who wore an all-braided hairstyle, was required to wear a headpiece over her braids while at work. Rogers sued American, claiming that American’s policy discriminated against Rogers on the basis of sex and race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq, and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. American moved to dismiss the complaint.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Sofaer, J.)
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