Tuesday, June 14, 2005

EEOC and Blockbuster - religious discrimination settlement

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced a settlement of $50,000 against Blockbuster.The case involved religious discrimination.

Leonard Teplitsky, then aged 17, was told by Blockbuster management that he could not wear his yarmulke, recognizing his Jewish faith, to work because of a storewide policy prohibiting all employees from wearing hats or any type of headwear.

Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) has agreed to change its dress code policy so that employees may wear certain headwear for religious purposes.

More details: The Business Journal