natural hair is protected in nebraska

Expand Natural Hair Protections in the Workplace

Natural hair discrimination in the workplace can affect how a Black woman’s job performance is perceived, what advancement opportunities she’s given, and what additional measures she may be expected to take to fit in with corporate “grooming standards” Current anti-discrimination legislation in Nebraska doesn’t include characteristics of someone’s race or culture as protected classes like natural hair, braids, locs, and afros. 

Current Law

WE DID IT! LB 451 was signed into law by the Nebraska Governor on May 5, 2021 and takes affect September 2021. 
It’s not just about our hair - it’s about having the freedom to show up as our full, complete, unapologetic curly, kinky, selves without being forced to assimilate.
Black women are 80X more likely to agree they’d had to change their hair from its natural texture in order to assimilate with their workplace’s culture according to the 2019 Dove Crown Study.
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