Black College Student Employee Sent Home for Wearing Headscarf to Work

Maria Perez
Aug 6, 2019 - 12:00

A student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who is also an employee at one of the college’s daycare centers said she was sent home because of her hairstyle. Felicia Layton, a 21-year-old junior at the university, wrote on Facebook on July 25 that she was sent home from her job at the University Child Development Center because she was wearing a headscarf around the back of her hair. She was reportedly told that the hairstyle violated UAB dress code policy. “So today I was sent home from (my job) due to my hair being like this. Apparently, this is very unprofessional and I will be fired if something isnt done to it...

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