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How strict is your dress and grooming policy?

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

A New Jersey Lexus dealership stuck to its strict dress code policy and re­­fused to hire a man whose Sikh faith required him to wear a beard, uncut hair and a turban. The man applied for an available position as a sales associate, for which he was qualified, according to the U.S. Equal Employ­­ment Opportunity Commission, which filed a religious discrimination lawsuit on his behalf. The dealership will pay $50,000 to settle the suit.

Remember: Unless it would be an undue hardship on the ­employer’s business, an em­­ployer must reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs or practices.

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