A Nurse's Face: The Burqa in the Hospital

North Carolina Central Law Review. Vol. 39, Pg. 33

30 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2017 Last revised: 7 Dec 2018

Date Written: February 1, 2017

Abstract

Within the context of the hospital, this Article explores discrimination and religious freedom in one of the most sensitive of work environments: The hospital. Relying on scientific studies, Attorney Newbill makes the case that a hospital would not have to accommodate the wearing of a burqa under federal anti-discrimination law, but that a nurse may rely on her state’s religious freedom laws to pursue a career in nursing while remaining steadfast to her religious beliefs.

Keywords: Title VII, employment discrimination, religious freedom, religious freedom restoration act, RFRA, religious accommodation, first amendment, establishment clause, free exercise clause, hospital, nurse, facial recognition, burka, burqa, hijab, niqab, religion

Suggested Citation

Newbill, Lucas, A Nurse's Face: The Burqa in the Hospital (February 1, 2017). North Carolina Central Law Review. Vol. 39, Pg. 33. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2951087

Lucas Newbill (Contact Author)

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