Body-piercing and other Title VII troubles

Rukavina, John
September 2003
Fire Chief;Sep2003, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p16
Trade Publication
Discusses issues related to problems faced by fire department chiefs in the U.S. with personnel who refuse to comply with no-body-piercing rules on religious ground. Review of related laws and legislation; Analyses of precedent cases; Tips on how to avoid legal liabilities on equal employment opportunity ground. INSET: Sikh officer versus 'no turbans' policy.


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