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( Washington Times) – A grocery store in Arlington , VA has barred a Mennonite woman from wearing her traditional religious garb while at work. Sarah O’Connor, 30, has worked as a cashier at the Harris Teeter store since last month. A conservative Mennonite, she regularly wears a bonnet and a long dress with a short cape. Her supervisor has ordered her to comply with the company’s dress code, which dictates khaki trousers or skirts, navy polo shirts, red aprons and name badges. Title VII of the 1964 U.S. Civil Rights Act bars employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of religion, but federal courts have ruled that employers can impose dress codes. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requires employers to accommodate workers’ religious beliefs unless doing so would create “undue hardship.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/metro/20050422-094945-5884r.htm