UPS Inc has agreed to pay $4.9 million to Muslim, Rastafarian, and other religious workers and job applicants who the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said were denied customer-facing jobs unless they shaved their beards or cut their hair.
U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie in Brooklyn on Friday approved a five-year consent decree between the EEOC and UPS, under which the package delivery service will also overhaul its religious accommodation policies. Atlanta-based UPS denied any wrongdoing.
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