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NYC Court rules Jewish Cops don't need to Shave long beard

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posted on Mar, 1 2014 @ 09:22 PM
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[Defense]: newly graduated police officers must shave at least once each year to be certified to use an MSA Millennium model respirator,” which cannot be sealed against the face if facial hair is present.


Obviously, NYC Court did not buy that reason of safely sealing the respirator against the face.

NYPD does permit a one-millimeter long beards for medical and religious reasons. Would the court have ruled the same in favor of say, a Sikh was plaintiff? I'm aware orthodox Sikh males are forbidden to cut any facial or head hairs (although modern Sikh families routinely designate one son to retain all hair, and the others to be allowed to trim or even cut their head/facial hair but this varries, as does anything apart from strict orthodox. However, I'm unaware of whats kosher for yehudis, are the orthodox ones forbidden to cut any facial hair, too, like the orthodox sikhs are?

NYPD Failed to Reasonably Accommodate Jewish Officer’s Religious Beliefs

This week in Litzman v. City of New York, Southern District of New York Judge Harold Baer largely sided with plaintiff, Probationary New York City Police Officer Fishel Litzman, in his lawsuit alleging religious discrimination.

Plaintiff follows the rules and traditions of the Chabad Lubavitch Jewish community, and his Orthodox Jewish faith prohibits him from cutting or trimming his facial hair. He requested a religious accommodation that would have permitted him to have a one-inch beard. NYPD procedures generally prohibit police officers from growing beards, but apparently permit an exception for one-millimeter long beards for medical and religious reasons.

Defendants argued that allowing a “one-inch beard” accommodation was not possible, “because newly graduated police officers must shave at least once each year to be certified to use an MSA Millennium model respirator,” which cannot be sealed against the face if facial hair is present.




posted on Mar, 1 2014 @ 09:25 PM
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0Ane Mista'er!


forgot the link..

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