The Oscars are synonymous with fashion with viewers critically evaluating red carpet looks to determine their picks for the best-dressed list. But what happens when employers turn that critical eye to the slightly less glamorous realm of employee work attire? Although employers generally have the right to adopt dress code and grooming policies to convey a certain image to customers or enforce safety standards, employers may need to make exceptions to those policies to accommodate an employee’s sincerely held religious belief. So while you are ranking your 2014 Oscars best-dressed list (my vote is for Lupita Nyong’o or Charlize Theron), make sure your company is aware of the following guidelines to avoid being the recipient of a not-so-glamorous Title VII lawsuit.
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