FedEx and Dreadlocks: Religious Freedom or Policy Violation?
February 12th, 2023
Refer to attachment for the scenario.
1. Should Mr. Polk and others be allowed to violate a grooming policy on the basis of a religious proclamation on the sanctity of dreadlocks? Why or why not? If you answer “yes,” is there any point where you would draw the line in terms of company policy regarding appearance and the religious implications of dress?
2. Does FedEx have a right to impose a reasonable grooming policy based on customer reactions to personal appearances?