Holy Macaroni, Batman! Do We Have to Accommodate a Pasta Strainer?!
Just when you thought you’ve seen it all at work, here comes Stan to start his shift with what looks like a sieve on his head.
You: What the heck is that?!
Stan: It’s a pasta colander.
You: You’re not working the sales floor with that silly thing on your head!
Stan: Whoa! I’m a Pastafarian, and I have a right to adhere to my religious beliefs in the workplace.
You: You’re a what?
Stan: A Pastafarian. I’m a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I’m entitled to my beliefs and to wear Religious Headwear in Official Identification as a sincere believer in the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
You: Not in here you’re not. You are aware of our dress and grooming code that forbids our associates to wear hats on the job.
Stan: Well, Max wears a yarmulke, and Aisha wears a hijab, and …
You: But those employees have real religious reasons to wear head coverings in the workplace. I don’t believe we have to accommodate cookware to be in compliance. Now I think you'd better leave that in the kitchen.
Before you take a side on this, here is some background to consider: http://ow.ly/UR40q