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
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
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