OU Commends EEOC for Protecting Religious Garb Practices in the Workplace

06 Mar 2014

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations (Orthodox Union), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, commends the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for its recent publication regarding religious garb and grooming in the workplace.

Nathan Diament, Executive Director for Public Policy for the Orthodox Union said, “Religious accommodation in the workplace is an issue is of vital importance to the observant Jewish community and indeed all people of faith in this country. The Orthodox Union commends the EEOC for making these detailed clarifications in support of the freedom of religious exercise.”

The full text of the EEOC guidelines, “Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities,” is available here.

Read the whole story on the OU Advocacy website.