Discrimination on the basis of religion or religious practice is a violation of state and federal law. California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate on the basis of religion, including religious creed, religious observance, religious belief, religious dress, or religious grooming practices.
This means that an employer is prohibited from:
Employers are also required to reasonably accommodate religious beliefs and practices, provided that it is not an “undue hardship” on the employer.
Examples of accommodations for religion include: