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2. Sabbath Examination
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(Employer)
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RE: (Name of Church Member)

Dear :

As a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church since ,
I observe the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath, as taught by the church in harmony with the Old and New Testament teachings in the Bible. (When applicable: I have worked for (name of company) -years and have had no Sabbath problems. ) I am now asked to take an examination in order to be able to retain my job. I have been informed that the only time the examination is given is on Saturday, my Sabbath.

The Sabbath is sacred to me and my family, and I devote these hours to God. It would be a violation of my deeply held, sincere religious convictions to take the examination on the Sabbath, which begins at sundown Friday night and ends at sundown Saturday. I therefore respectfully request that you make an accommodation for my religious beliefs, observances, and practice in harmony with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act arid the guidelines of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The EEOC guidelines specifically address the practice of giving examinations on days of religious observance. For your convenience, I am enclosing a copy. Please let me know what can be done in order to accommodate my religious observance and practice.

Sincerely yours,

(Name)

 


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