The EEOC is suing a Virginia moving company that didn't hire a man who refused to cut his dreadlocks (due to his Rastafarian religious beliefs): http://www.inc.com/news/article/2010/10/virginia-company-sued-for-refusing-to-hire-man-with-dreadlocks.html? Make sure your policies for hiring and general people management are, in fact, EEO compliant! For a refresher on EEO laws and guidelines, visit: http://www.eeoc.gov/
Looks like the EEOC is cracking down and conducting "aggressive" investigations on many complaints of religious discrimination... http://www.inc.com/news/articles/2010/10/complaints-of-religious-discrimination-on-the-rise.html It's wise to update your employees and management on the guidelines the EEOC has on religious discrimination.
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