A hair stylist says a salon ordered him not to wear high heels and shorts to work, and fired him for refusing to “conform to male stereotypes,” in a discrimination claim in Philadelphia Federal Court. The stylist says he switched to a smaller heel and they fired him anyway.

     Class-action complaints alleging Labor Code violations have been filed against these defendants: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Lockheed Martin, and ADP/Wilson Worldwide, in San Diego Federal Court; Time Warner Cable, Morgan Stanley DW, El Torito Restaurants, and Nevon Management/Red Alert Productions, in Los Angeles Superior Court; Apollo Group/University of Phoenix, in Philadelphia Federal Court; Inspectorate America Corp., Taco Cabana Corp., Maxim Healthcare Services, and South Texas Plant Services, in Houston Federal Court; and Granger Grading, in a racial discrimination claim in Opelika, Ala., Federal Court.
     (Companies not separated by commas are defendants in the same case.)

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