Texas Woman Alleges She Was Fired for Refusing to Dye Her Gray Hair
Federal law prohibits discrimination against workers 40 and over in all aspects of employment. In a recent age-discrimination lawsuit, a woman is suing her former employer, alleging that she was fired for refusing to dye her gray hair.
The woman was in her late 40s at the time and working as an escrow officer and branch manager for a title company in Texas. The office was moving to a more upscale area and, she says, her boss told her that he wanted her to have a new look for their new location. She says she was told to wear “younger” suits and lots of jewelry, and to dye her gray hair. Her boss, she says, even offered to dye her hair himself. Several days after she refused to dye her hair, she was fired and replaced by a younger woman. The title company issued a statement saying she was not fired because of age or appearance but because a customer did not want to work with her.
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