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    Religious Holidays


    Policy Statement

    Adelphi University is committed to providing an academic and work environment that is respectful of the religious beliefs of its students and employees. As part of this commitment, Adelphi will make good faith efforts to provide reasonable religious accommodation to students and employees whose sincerely held religious beliefs conflict with a University policy, procedure, or other academic or employment requirement unless such an accommodation would create an undue hardship.


    Reason for Policy

    Individuals may not be discriminated against because of their religious beliefs or practices, or because they lack religious beliefs or practices. 


    Who Is Governed by this Policy

    All employees


    Policy

    This Policy does not apply to employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) with provisions on religious holidays. Such employees should refer to the applicable CBA.

    Covered employees may take off time for religious holidays not included in the University’s list of scheduled holidays, unless the time off presents an undue burden to the University. The covered employee should provide his or her supervisor with notice of his or her need for time off as early as possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made in his or her absence.

    Where approved, such time off may be taken as a paid personal day or a vacation day (if he or she is entitled to one at the time), or must otherwise be taken without pay.


    Definitions

    This policy does not have definitions associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Procedures

    This policy does not have procedures associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Forms

    This policy does not have forms associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Related Information

    This policy does not have related information at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Policy Owner

    Maria Birch
    Talent Acquisition Specialist
    Levermore Hall, Room 203
    p – 516.877.3227
    e – birch@adelphi.edu

    Secondary Contact

    Anthony Moldonado
    516.877.3223
    amaldonado@adelphi.edu


    Document History

    • Last Reviewed Date: May 31, 2018
    • Last Revised Date: 
    • Policy Origination Date: 

    Who Approved This Policy

    Jane Fisher
    Director of Employment, Employee and Labor Relations

     

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