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Grooming standards prompt EEOC class-action suit against UPS

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The EEOC has filed a class-action suit on behalf of several men of various religions who have allegedly been forced to shave or cut their hair to obtain jobs at UPS.

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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