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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. Woman says she was discriminated against because of hairstyle

Posted at 9:26 PM, Dec 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 00:26:37-05

Getting a new hairstyle many women take pride in but one woman says she showed up to work and was discriminated against.

"I'm really happy to come to work every day and when somebody laughs at your hairstyle it really brings you down," said Erin Horn.

It was any other day at the Allegiant ticket counter at McCarran International Airport when she came in with the new hairstyle, called Bantu knots. She says she and friend spent a long time before making sure it looked perfect.

"They said that it was unprofessional, it was club hair, and that my hair is unkept," Horn said, even though it's similar to a style she wore as a child.

Horn's employer is Worldwide Flight Services, an Allegiant subcontractor. Allegiant says they hope the company would uphold the same non-discrimination standards they do.

Worldwide Flight Services has not responded to 13 Action News' requests for comment.