A California hairdresser has filed a federal lawsuit against a New York City-based hairdressing salon that she claims violated state anti-discrimination laws.
The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in New York, claims the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act by refusing to hire her after she requested a job offer from a competitor and then refused it, according to the suit.
The suit alleges that the salon refused to hire the same employee for multiple jobs, which violated federal and state law.
“I am still looking to find a new full-time job,” Lisa Dabney said in the suit, which was filed in Manhattan federal court.
The salon was founded in 1998 by Kimberly L. Jones, who is also the owner of Dabneys Hair Salon and Spa, the suit says.
The suit claims Jones is also owner of the Dabrys Hair Salon, and Jones is a director of the company.
It also alleges that Jones, Dabries, and the other defendants “knowingly or intentionally” discriminated against Ms. Dabrey, and that they knowingly or intentionally failed to comply with federal and New York state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability.
“This is the latest in a long line of discrimination,” the suit states.
“I am not alone.”
The suit says Jones and the salon’s owners, Kavitha B. Baughman and John Baughmans, knew about the discrimination but “negligently” failed to stop it.
“Kavithahamma has a history of creating a hostile and hostile work environment,” the lawsuit states.
In 2015, Ms. Jones was terminated from her job at the salon for not fulfilling a request to provide a copy of her disability certification.
The Dabres salon said in a statement that the lawsuit is a frivolous and frivolous action and that the company “will vigorously defend itself.”
The Dabbneys also say that Jones is “fully capable of providing the services she is currently providing.”
The lawsuit does not name the other plaintiffs.