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Piercing Through the Weighty Issues in Appearance Discrimination

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Date Published

June 12, 2020


Illinois Defense Counsel


Employment, Litigation


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Body piercings and tattoos. Clothing and hairstyle trends. Culturally sensitive issues such as hair texture, skin conditions, and religious attire. Can employers prohibit some, all or none of these? Can employers make employment decisions based on size, weight or even subjective attractiveness of employees or prospective employees? This session will explore a variety of appearance-based issues that employers face every day, and then discuss situations in which business culture and necessity clash with discrimination laws based on race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and more.

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Kimberly A. Ross
Ford & Harrison LLP

Kimberly Ross is a partner in the Chicago office of Ford & Harrison LLP. She concentrates her legal practice on defending... Read More

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