Friday, March 7, 2014

EEOC Issues Publications on Religious Garb and Grooming

Yesterday, the EEOC issued some guidance on handling religious garb and grooming in the workplace under Title VII:
They're helpful resources for employers and employees. 

The EEOC clearly addresses some common issues. For example:
5. Can an employer exclude someone from a position because of discriminatory customer preference? 
No. If an employer takes an action based on the discriminatory religious preferences of others, including customers, clients, or co-workers, the employer is unlawfully discriminating in employment based on religion. Customer preference is not a defense to a claim of discrimination.
So, check out the links.