• FreeAdvice has a new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, effective May 25, 2018.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our Terms of Service and use of cookies.

Wearing scarf cause of religious beliefs

Accident - Bankruptcy - Criminal Law / DUI - Business - Consumer - Employment - Family - Immigration - Real Estate - Tax - Traffic - Wills   Please click a topic or scroll down for more.



I have an employee who wears a scarf cause of her religious beliefs. She has been employed with the company for 1 month. Her
manager has asked that she take the scarf off while she is at work as other employees are complaining. The company does not have a policy that says she cannot wear a scarf.
Does the employee have a right to wear the scarf during business hours?



Since the wearing of the scarf appears to be a part of her sincerely held religious beliefs, then her employer must make a reaonable accommodation for that belief during the work hours. The employer can only get out of this duty by showing that to make such an accommodation would create an undue hardship upon it. Or, that by allowing the wearing of the scarf, the employee and or other employees are put at risk of being hurt.

For more information on this subject of employment discrimination go to freeadvice.com/gov_material/eeoc-religious-discrimination-facts.htm.

Mark B. Replogle

Find the Right Lawyer for Your Legal Issue!

Fast, Free, and Confidential