EEOC Issues Guidance on Religious Displays at Work

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published an advisory letter addressing the legality of certain religious displays at work, such as religious holiday ornaments.  Noting that some displays may lead to employee complaints, the EEOC states that “employers are generally entitled to define what public image they wish to project and to determine what displays or expressions will be used to reflect that image….Title VII would not require an employer to alter that image to incorporate the beliefs of individual employees.”