U.S. Agency Sues UPS for Religious Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued United Parcel Service, accusing the world's largest package delivery company of discriminating against male employees who wore beards or long hair because of their religion. In a complaint filed on Wednesday in the Brooklyn, New York federal court, the EEOC claimed UPS has failed since at least 2004 to hire, promote and accommodate men whose religious practices conflicted with the Atlanta-based company's uniform and appearance policy.