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Notice of Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the EEOC) has sued United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), alleging that UPS violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) by discriminating against current and former applicants and employees across the country whose religious beliefs or practices conflict with UPS's Appearance Policy.

Specifically, the EEOC alleges that UPS:

  • failed to hire applicants who maintain a beard or long hair based on their religious beliefs;
  • failed to accommodate employees who maintain a beard or long hair based on their religious beliefs or unreasonably delayed the religious accommodation process;
  • failed to promote employees who maintain a beard or long hair based on their religious beliefs; and
  • otherwise discriminated against employees who maintain a beard or long hair for religious reasons with respect to the terms and conditions of their employment.

If you applied for employment or worked at UPS between January 1, 2005 and the present and think you may have been discriminated against on the basis of religion, please contact the EEOC toll free at:

1-833-727-6581

Or by e-mail at: 

UPS-RELIGION.LAWSUIT@EEOC.GOV

Please do not contact this dedicated phone number or e-mail address unless you (1) applied for or worked at UPS, and (2) maintain a beard or long hair in accordance with your religious beliefs, or if you have any information that may be relevant or helpful to this suit.

If you want advice or have a claim concerning any other employer or respondent covered by EEOC you can contact an EEOC field office, or call toll-free 1-800-669-4000 (or TTY 1-800-669-6820), or email us at info@eeoc.gov.