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Natty
@natty
8 months ago
4 posts

Hey everyone - I was so pleased to see this site was still active. In fact I'm so happy to see it seems to be bigger and better than ever. 

Not long after I became a member (4 years ago) I ended up having to take a boring conventional job that didn't lend itself to dreads...... but hey i was young and needed the money Wink

Fortunately for me the universe is a wonderfully, spirally place and I'm back to the place I was before - albeit a little older and wiser. 

Good to see you all again!

Natty

xxx

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
8 months ago
28,062 posts

welcome back! but read this https://www.dreadlockssite.com/dreadlocks-forums/forum/dreads-jobs-employment-issues/110594/dreadlocks-and-employement-laws-your-rights-to-wear-dreads-in-the-workplace-explained

there are no boring conventional jobs that don't lend themselves to dreads. theres no such thing

theres only a very  small number of jobs that do not lend (is that the right word?) themselves to dreads and they are very far from boring. astronaut, fighter or test pilot, or firefighter. these jobs require airtight sealed masks  that dreads might  not alow the airtight seal

oh maybe also toxic waste disposal stuff like that

cdc uses isolation suites that have to be airtight  but dreads would not interfere in that since its a full body suit

dreadlocks by law must be accepted in any job when they  are part of "any sincerely held belief" which as worded in the law includes beliefs that are uncommon or even if you are the only person that holds that belief.

the only exceptions are when they present a clear safety hazard as listed above.




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Natty
@natty
8 months ago
4 posts

Thank you - i'll research the equivalent here in the UK.

 

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
8 months ago
28,062 posts

most countries that are not under religious law and have some religious freedoms should have  something basicly like this but maybe a lil more strictly defined as in only applying to certain organized beliefs.




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Creator and head dreadhead at:
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Glider pilot student at:
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Irie
@irie
8 months ago
41 posts

I may be mistaken but didn't I read a few articles (even on this site?) that said dreadlocks are not actually protected under that law?
There was several court rulings that determined dreadlocks were not protected under Title VII. It made me upset when I learned that but I think its important to mention.

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
8 months ago
28,062 posts

depends on how you defend them under that law as a spiritual or religious expression they are protected, as are all things spiritual or religious.

but if you use the cultural or racial argument they are not protected.

i do not agree with that court ruling because as it was stated they say "dreadlocks are not protected as a cultural or racial expression because they can be changed" but by that definition so can hair txture, eye color, the shape of facial features and in fact the color of the skin  through chemical and/or surgical methods

it only applies to companies that have a 'racially neutral' dress code clause

it has very limited  power because of that

it is also very likely that if challenged in court 'racially neutral' clauses could be unconstitutional and a violation of 1st amendment rights at the very least

its on par with requiring gender neutral dress codes

that was 1 court ruling that if challenged i guarantee would be overturned by a higher court.

that court ruling although sets a precedent till overturned  applied to a single case in a singe company that had that racially neutral clause

would you want to work in a company that  requires a homogenized neutrality like that?




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Glider pilot student at:
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updated by @soaring-eagle: 04/05/17 09:43:38PM
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