When Capital Title of Texas planned to move offices to a swankier location in the Houston Galleria area, branch manager Sandra Rawline says she was told to upgrade her personal image, too. That included, she was told, buying some “younger fancy suits” and dying her gray hair.
Rawline, 52, who has been gray since her early 20s, turned down the boss’s request on a Thursday. By the following Tuesday, she had been fired, eventually replaced by a woman 10 years younger. “This is who I am,” Rawline told the Houston Chronicle.
The company denied the charges, saying it fired Rawline because one of its customers didn’t want to do business with her. As you can guess, Rawline sued for age discrimination and is awaiting her day in court … probably in front of a gray-haired judge.
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