Compliance Policies and Procedures,
Religious Accommodations Policy
Religious Accommodations Policy Preparation Form – We recommend that you gather the information in this form prior to accessing the online questionnaire. Doing so will help you efficiently create your custom Religious Accommodations Policy.
SummaryThis document outlines a private employer’s guidelines about providing religious accommodations, as part of equal employment opportunities. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) requires covered employers to reasonably accommodate an applicant’s or employee’s sincerely held religious belief if there is a conflict between the individual’s religious belief or practice and a work requirement, unless it would cause an undue hardship on the employer’s business.
DetailsAlthough not required by federal law, employers covered by Title VII may implement a religious accommodations policy to:
- Demonstrate their commitment to complying with Title VII.
- Inform employees of the process for requesting an accommodation.
Although this policy primarily addresses accommodations for existing employees, Title VII also protects job applicants. Employers may have to accommodate applicants, even if they do not specifically ask for an accommodation. Employers should consider providing this policy or a modified version of this policy to applicants during the hiring process.
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