EEOC:  McDonald’s Franchise Clean-Shaven Policy Violates Civil Rights Act

(July 18, 2019, 1:42 PM EDT) -- ORLANDO, Fla. — A McDonald’s restaurant franchise in Florida violated the civil rights of a Hasidic Jewish man when it declined to hire him because he would not shave his beard because of his religious beliefs, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges in a complaint filed July 16 in federal court (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Chalfont & Associates Group, Inc., No. 6:19-cv-01304-PGB-GJK, M.D. Fla.)....

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