Jessica Devnani was excited about the prospect of starting her first summer job at Canada’s Wonderland, but in the end, she found no amusement in the park’s request that she cut her dreadlocks, or find work elsewhere.
“I went in for my interview and they hired me on the spot so a week later I went for my first day of training,” she explained.
When she showed up she was given the bad news — the hair had to go.
“I was angry they didn’t tell me at the interview when they saw my hair,” she adds.
As a private company Canada’s Wonderland is entitled to a hiring policy and they have a rule of no extreme hairstyles.
A spokesperson for the company declined an interview.
“They got my hopes up with the job and then telling me I had to resign,” Devnani complains.
Canada’s Wonderland says it will look into better communicating its hiring policies and Jessica doesn’t plan to take any action against them, but she just hopes it doesn’t happen to somebody else.