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State of Tennessee – The Crown Act | Sen. Raumesh Akbari (TN)
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Committee of Jurisdiction: Business and Economic Development (BED)


This bill prohibits an employer from enforcing a policy that does not permit an employee to wear the employee’s hair in braids, locs, twists, or another manner that is part of the cultural identification of the employee’s ethnic group or that is a physical characteristic of the employee’s ethnic group.

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NBCSL Member Sponsor(s):
  • Sen. Raumesh Akbari (TN)

Summary: State of Tennessee - Crown Act
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