“Skirts, hair follicles, the flu, dreadlocks and the Mark of the Beast — say what?  Do these things have anything in common — and in an employment-law article? 

They all involve employee religious beliefs or practices. We are in a period right now where religious discrimination cases are dominating headlines – indeed, where religious rights are frequently being weighed and balanced against other rights, including, of course, employers’ rights.

Hair follicles and the flu? Huh? Religious discrimination?

As I’ve noted for a long time, the workplace is a microcosm of society. And religion is always a hot-button topic. So put the two together …”

This is from my latest Above The Law article.  Read it in its entirety here.