California is a state known for its diversity and both state and federal employment laws prohibit discrimination based on various personal identifying factors including gender, race, national origin and religion. For employees who work in customer-facing roles and wear hijabs, crosses or follow certain grooming practices due to their religious beliefs, there is always fear that a customer may complain about what they are wearing or how they look.
Employees face all kinds of issues in the workplace from worrying about getting a year-end bonus or raise to having a good, working relationship with your co-workers. Some of these concerns are common and part of working at a company. However, some of these concerns are more serious and may actually violate your rights as an employee.