In this REACH podcast hosted by Shannett Thompson Partner in Regulatory, Shannett discusses joining the Halo code, the topic of hair discrimination and what hair discrimination means to them with Kingsley Napley employees from across the firm:
- Sean O'Beirne – Associate in Family
- Satvir Sokhi - Associate in Clinical Negligence
- Melissa Joseph – Legal Assistant
- Leah Clark – BD Marketing Assistant
For many employees, battling workplace dress codes - official or unofficial - is part of everyday life. Often feeling torn between choosing career on the one hand, and cultural identity and hair health on the other.
The Halo Code is the UK’s first Black Hair code. The Halo code explicitly protects employees who come to work with natural hair and protective hairstyles associated with their racial, ethnic, and cultural identities.
By adopting the Halo Code, employers are proactively taking a stand to ensure that no member of their community faces barriers or judgments because of their Afro-textured hair.
For more information on the Halo code and how to sign up to the Halo code please click here.
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