No. 81 Civ. 4474.

527 F.Supp. 229 (1981)

Renee ROGERS, et al., Plaintiff, v. AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC., R. L. Crandall, President of American Airlines, and Robert Zurlo, in his capacity as Manager, Defendants.

United States District Court, S. D. New York.

December 1, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James J. Meyerson, New York City, (Vernon Mason, New York City, of counsel), for plaintiff.

Schoeman, Marsh, Updike & Welt, New York City, (Charles B. Updike, and Nancy Connery, New York City, of counsel), for defendants.

SOFAER, District Judge.

Plaintiff is a black woman who seeks $10,000 damages, injunctive, and declaratory relief against enforcement of a grooming policy of the defendant American Airlines that prohibits employees in certain employment categories from wearing an all-braided hairstyle. Plaintiff has been an American Airlines employee for approximately eleven years, and has been an airport operations agent for over one year. Her duties involve extensive passenger contact...

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