December 26, 2018 / 4:17 PM / 25 days ago

UPS pays $4.9 mln to religious workers told, 'no hair cut, no job'

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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