HR Doesn’t Care about Your Feelings

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Yesterday, I encountered a question on an HR forum. The poster asked about an employee who had just changed religions, was now a Muslim, and wanted to wear “Muslim clothes.” This violated the company’s dress code, she said. Was she required to accommodate the request?

Forum members, theoretically HR professionals, condemned her immediately as bigoted, called the question a no-brainer, and insisted that of course, she had to accommodate the employee.

It took at least 20 comments before someone asked what the dress code was, and another 20 before someone asked what the employee’s job was.

A few months

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