Montreal Exposed: Steakhouse ordered to pay Black woman $14,000 in discrimination suit over hair

Quebec’s Human Rights Commission has ordered a steakhouse in downtown Montreal to pay over $14,000 in damages to a former hostess in the aftermath of a racial discrimination case.

According to the Montreal Gazette, Madison’s New York Grill & Bar sent hostess Lettia McNickle, home for wearing cornrows. Her mother, a hairdresser, had braided McNickle’s hair herself. The restaurant’s dress code does not forbid braids and McNickle’s family pursued a racial discrimination suit.

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