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Black applicant rejected because of hairstyle

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    Johnson-Croft v Mezzo Ltd [1997] IT/2202467/96 (0 other reports)

An Afro-Caribbean applicant rejected for a job because she refused to change her hairstyle - one "almost exclusively associated with black people" - to comply with the employer's appearance code, was not unlawfully discriminated against on grounds of race, rules a London North industrial tribunal (Chair: D Leahy) in Johnson-Croft v Mezzo Ltd.

Celia Johnson-Croft was interviewed for the post of general assistant in London's "upmarket" Mezzo restaurant complex.