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Offit Kurman Principal, Debbie Petito Quoted in Law360 Discussing Religious Dress at Work

Offit Kurman Principal and Chair of the Labor and Employment Group, Debbie Petito, was recently quoted in the Law360 article, “Dos and Don’ts for Accommodating Religious Dress at Work.” The article examines the interplay between employer dress codes and workers’ religious rights.

Debbie told Law360, “I think the best policy is, if you have a policy, make it pretty generic. Then…either somebody is going to come to you and ask you to be able to do something, or you’re going to see something that you don’t think is appropriate, and you’re going to raise it.”

Debbie went on to say, “I don’t think employers really understand that it’s really difficult, if not impossible, to not allow somebody to have a variation from the dress code because of a religious belief.”

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