The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued new, detailed guidelines for employers with respect to required accommodation of religious dress and grooming under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Businesses covered by Title VII must permit applicants and employees to follow religiously mandated dress and grooming practices unless it would pose an undue hardship to the operation of an employer’s business.
While the laws themselves are not new, the guide and fact sheet provide clear, practical advice for employers and offer several real-world examples from recent EEOC cases.
Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities
Fact Sheet on Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities