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The Geo Group hit with religious discrimination suit

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The EEOC has slapped The Geo Group, a Boca Raton-based prison management company, with a religious discrimination lawsuit over the company’s 2005 ban on Muslim head scarves.

Carmen Sharpe-Allen, a nurse in a Pennsylvania prison owned by The Geo Group, says she was fired for insisting on wearing her scarf on the job. Sharpe-Allen and other employees requested religious accommodations, the lawsuit claims, but The Geo Group refused.

Final note: Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers may not maintain a restrictive dress code or otherwise interfere with employees’ religious practices unless accommodating those practices would cause an undue hardship.

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