Turbans, Veils and Head Scarves: How to Handle Religious Dress in Restaurants and Hotels

Your food and beverage outlet’s uniform appearance policy requires, among other things, a standard uniform, no facial hair, no visible piercings (other than earrings), no visible tattoos, and no hats or head coverings. A female server begins wearing a head scarf to work and informs you she is doing so because she wants to be more religious. You are concerned about consistent enforcement of the appearance policy and about the reactions of customers and co-workers. You want to say no and stick to the policy.