The delivery company’s appearance code requires drivers to be clean-shaven, with hair falling above the collar. The suit says Muslims, Sikhs, Rastafarians, Orthodox Jews and members of various Christian sects have all been affected by the policy. The EEOC maintains that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act requires employers to accommodate most religious beliefs and practices, including grooming practices.
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