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REQUEST FOR RELIGIOUS ACCOMODATION

Request for Religious Accommodation

Email Template:

 

Date

 

Hi [insert supervisor name]!

 

Under [state] and [company] law, I understand that it is mandated to provide reasonable religious accommodations (please double check your state legislation for any particularities).  As a committed employee, I know this company cares about its employees and diversity and inclusion.  In order to ensure an inclusive environment, I wanted to request the follow religious accommodations in my workplace

 

Suggested Religious Accommodation:

  • Specify whether it is in regards to: schedule, dress code, company culture, praying accommodations, etc

  • Provide up to 2 alternatives in the case the first one can’t be met

  • Include what is currently happening versus what you would like to see

  • Include duration of request

 

Thank you for the review of my request.

Tips:

 

  • Approach your company in good faith.  Assume that they care about diversity and inclusion and that religious accommodation will only strengthen the company culture.

  • Because religion is broadly defined, employers may need some form of literature or educational resource to better understand what your religion asks for.

  • Be sure to request dates of when your accomodation can be met.

  • If you feel comfortable reaching out to others who share your religious background in your workplace, it could be helpful to ask for their input (without any expectation for their support, given that religion is  a personal experience).

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