A woman claims she was fired from her job at a Houston, Texas title company because she refused to dye her gray hair and wear "younger, fancier" clothes and lots of jewelry. See ABA Bar Journal report. The CEO of the title company dismisses her claim, saying he has gray hair. Bill Shaddock says he would hire a 150 year old person if he seemed "worthy."
As Kathy Butler, a prominent employment lawyer in Houston, points out, there is at least one case finding that requiring women working at a casino to wear make-up does not violate Title VII. Since, in that case, the employer could show a legitimate business purpose for requiring the make-up and that the requirement was not related to a person’s gender.