The question is, does a company have the right to define the appearance of it's employees who come in contact with customers?
BOSTON — A Rastafarian man who refused to shave off his beard or cut his hair to comply with Jiffy Lube's employee grooming policy can take his religious discrimination case to trial, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday.
In 2002, after Jiffy Lube put a new grooming policy in place requiring employees who worked with customers to be clean-shaven, Brown told management that his religion does not permit him to shave or cut his hair. Managers then said Brown could work only in lower bays where he did not have contact with customers.
Brown filed a discrimination lawsuit in state court in 2006.
Since when does being a smelly, dope-addled hippie qualify as a religion? I guess as long as it's not "Christianity", literally any form of deviancy can be protected as "religious freedom" by the courts.
Would you trust this guy to change your oil?