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Salon Discrimination

Asheville, NC: (Oct-17-07) The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought a lawsuit against SmartStyle Family Hair Salon, alleging that the salon religiously discriminated against its employees. SmartStyle has locations at Wal-Mart stores across North Carolina. The EEOC lawsuit was filed in US District Court and claimed that SmartStyle failed to accommodate employee Rebecca Spain by denying her request to come to work after noon on Sundays so that she could attend church services. The EEOC stated that such discrimination violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As part of a settlement reached, SmartStyle agreed to pay Rebecca Spain $20,000 and other relief. [CITIZEN TIMES: SALON DISCRIMINATION]


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Published on Oct-21-07


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I dont have a equal employment opportunity issue. I have a issue with the service provided by SmartStyle Salons. There should be a class action lawsuit against them according to the number of complaints about them. I recently recieved a really bad haircut and want the employee and company held responsible! I have to spend months of frustration amd mental distress waiting for this to grow out while the employee has no consequence. Out of sight out if mind for her. She will not think of me again. But I will surely think of her everytime I look in the mirror until it grows out. These salons need to be shut down all together. Please reach out to me. I want to hold these people accountable not just for myself but for others having the same experience so it will not happen to anyone else.

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