The topic of hair discrimination has come to the forefront in recent years as lawmakers and advocates continue to fight to protect Black people in the workplace and at school. As Blavity previously reportedCalifornia passed the CROWN Act in 2019 to prohibit companies and institutions from discriminating based on hair. Many more states have since followed the California law. 

Despite recent legislation, people in the Black community have continued to face discrimination for their hair. One of the latest cases of discrimination involves Jeffrey Thornton, a Black audio and visual expert who filed a lawsuit after he was allegedly denied a job at Encore Group, LLC, due to his hair. 

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