Dreadlocks in a Jamaican school: Virgo

A guest post by Elijah Z Granet on an interesting religious dress case.

In Virgo & ZV v Board of Management of Kensington Primary School & Ors  [2020] JMFC Full 6, the Full Court of the Supreme Court of Jamaica, per Bertram Linton J, upheld a school’s general policy prohibiting dreadlocks amongst its pupils and held that it was not a breach of the claimant’s rights for the school to require that those seeking to avail themselves of the religious exemption to the policy disclose to the school that their hairstyle was a manifestation of religious belief. Continue reading