Does an employee need to show proof of his or her religion when requesting a religious accommodation?

Author: Jill Gormley, Strong and Clear Communications

No. It is not necessary for an employee to prove religious affiliation when requesting a religious accommodation, and an employer should not require this. The law requires only that the employee requesting the accommodation have a sincerely held religious belief that led to the request. Further, the law does not require that the employee be a member of a recognized religion to hold sincere religious beliefs.