Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Failure to Accommodate Employees’ Religious Beliefs and Practices
On December 30, 2005, the New York State Attorney General’s office announced “the settlement of a case against the Federal Express Corporation (Fed Ex Express) concerning the company’s accommodation of the religious beliefs and practices of several individuals employed as couriers in New York City.” The investigation began in 2001 by former FedEx employees who were terminated because of their refusal to cut their hair, which was worn in dreadlocks in accordance with religious beliefs. Under terms of the settlement, FedEx will modify its Personal Appearance Policy.
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