Religious Accommodation

 

Policy Statement

At the employee’s request, the university will attempt to provide a reasonable accommodation for sincerely held religious beliefs and practices of the employee if to do so does not impose an undue hardship on the employee's department, or interfere with the employee's ability to perform the essential functions of his or her position.

Reason for Policy/Purpose 

To provide guidance to employees and managers concerning religious accommodations.

Who is Governed by this Policy

  • Students
  • Staff
  • Faculty

Policy

Sometimes individuals hold religious beliefs or conduct religious practices that conflict with their work schedules or assigned responsibilities. At the employee’s request, the university will attempt to provide a reasonable accommodation for sincerely held religious beliefs and practices of the employee if to do so does not impose an undue hardship on the employee's department, or interfere with the employee's ability to perform the essential functions of the position. If an employee would like to request, or if a manager receives a request for, a religious accommodation, please contact the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Employees may be asked to provide appropriate documentation to support the request.

Website Address for This Policy

GW University Policies

Contacts

Subject Contact Telephone Email Address
Questions Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (202) 994-9656 [email protected]

Responsible University Official: Vice President for Human Resources
Responsible Office: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Last Reviewed: September 1, 2005

 

Non-compliance with this policy can be reported through this website.