29 CFR 1605.1 -

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§ 1605.1 “Religious” nature of a practice or belief.
In most cases whether or not a practice or belief is religious is not at issue. However, in those cases in which the issue does exist, the Commission will define religious practices to include moral or ethical beliefs as to what is right and wrong which are sincerely held with the strength of traditional religious views. This standard was developed in United States v. Seeger, 380 U.S. 163 (1965) and Welsh v. United States, 398 U.S. 333 (1970). The Commission has consistently applied this standard in its decisions. 1 The fact that no religious group espouses such beliefs or the fact that the religious group to which the individual professes to belong may not accept such belief will not determine whether the belief is a religious belief of the employee or prospective employee. The phrase “religious practice” as used in these Guidelines includes both religious observances and practices, as stated in section 701(j), 42 U.S.C. 2000e(j).

Footnote(s):
1 See CD 76-104 (1976), CCH ¶ 6500; CD 71-2620 (1971), CCH ¶ 6283; CD 71-779 (1970), CCH ¶ 6180.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

§ 2000e - Definitions

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–1 - Exemption

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–2 - Unlawful employment practices

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–3 - Other unlawful employment practices

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–4 - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–5 - Enforcement provisions

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–6 - Civil actions by the Attorney General

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–7 - Effect on State laws

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–8 - Investigations

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–9 - Conduct of hearings and investigations pursuant to

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–10 - Posting of notices; penalties

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–11 - Veterans’ special rights or preference

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–12 - Regulations; conformity of regulations with administrative procedure provisions; reliance on interpretations and instructions of Commission

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–13 - Application to personnel of Commission of

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–14 - Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinating Council; establishment; composition; duties; report to President and Congress

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–15 - Presidential conferences; acquaintance of leadership with provisions for employment rights and obligations; plans for fair administration; membership

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–16 - Employment by Federal Government

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–16a - Short title; purpose; definition

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–16b - Discriminatory practices prohibited

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–16c - Coverage of previously exempt State employees

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–17 - Procedure for denial, withholding, termination, or suspension of Government contract subsequent to acceptance by Government of affirmative action plan of employer; time of acceptance of plan