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Can you be fired over a hairstyle?

Your hair is a very personal, important part of your identity. So, what happens when your hairstyle is at odds with your employer's grooming policy? Worse, what if your manager tells you that your natural hair is somehow "unprofessional" and expects you to submit to painful, damaging and expensive treatments in order to make it more socially acceptable by white standards?

Gender discrimination percentages for men and women

Both men and women experience gender discrimination in the workplace. However, looking at the percentages for different types of discrimination -- not getting a raise based on one's gender, for instance -- show that it happens vastly more often for women than it does for men.