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Dismissal because of hairstyle unlawful

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    Samuels v Capitol Security Services Ltd [1994] IT/62095/94 (0 other reports)

The dismissal of a security guard of Afro-Caribbean descent because of his hairstyle, a style "peculiar to black people", was unlawful discrimination, rules a Stratford industrial tribunal (Chair: J Scannell) in Samuels v Capitol Security Services Ltd.

Mr Samuels, who is British of Afro-Caribbean descent, began employment as a security guard with Capitol Security Services Ltd on 21 September.