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Rastafarian cap poses no hardship? Accommodate it

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Michael, a practicing Rastafarian, wears a cap to prevent his “spiritual energy from escaping into the atmosphere.” He was fired from his delivery driver job at a North Carolina catering company after refusing to remove it. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Com­­mis­­sion sued for religious discrimination on his behalf. (EEOC v. Tri­­angle Catering, LLC)

The lesson: An employee’s sincerely held religious belief must be accommodated, unless it poses an undue hardship on the employer.

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