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Employment law al affiliation Religious Discrimination: Dress Flips Burger Issue ment Is an employee is obliged to abide by the rules and regulations of his or her employer as stipulated in the contract form and the policies of the company including a strict observation of the dress code?
Rule statement
An employee is obliged to abide by the rules and regulations of his or her employer as stipulated in the contract form and the policies of the company and this includes a strict observation of the dress code.
Analysis section
According to the dress code policies of McFaddy Burger Joint, all employees were expected at all times to wear McFaddy issued uniforms. In this case, the plaintiff did not abide by these rules when she wore her head scarf which was not company-issued (Mallor, 2013). However, under the rules and regulations as stated by the EEOC, employers ought to allow their employees to exercise their religious beliefs provided that these beliefs would not jeopardize the operations of the business and neither will they deter the business from meeting its organizational goals. There are four pertinent issues that need to be observed in this case. These include:
Because the company has 15 or more employees, it is under obligation to adhere to the rules and regulations as stated by the EEOC.
The Plaintiff was not fired on the basis of a bona fide religious belief. Either the "belief" as stated is cultural and not religious, or the employee was fired for failing to do her job.
It has not been proven that the Plaintiff gave adequate notice to the employer about her religious beliefs and practices.
The employer provided adequate accommodation to the Plaintiff.
From these issues, it is evident that the plaintiff’s actions hindered the meeting of organizational goals as some guests viewed her as a terrorist and hence were either never satisfied with the services or failed to return due to the ‘threat.’
Conclusion statement
The defendant acted in accordance with the law when he fired the employee.
Reference
Mallor, J. P. (2013). Business law: The ethical, global, and e-commerce environment. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.