EEOC and United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) have settled a class religious discrimination lawsuit by consent decree. UPS will pay $4.9 million and provide other relief to a class of current and former applicants and employees identified by the EEOC.

Individuals who believe they may have been denied a position at UPS or otherwise discriminated against by UPS because of a religious conflict with UPS’s appearance policy, which prohibits male employees in supervisory or customer contact positions, including delivery drivers, from wearing beards or growing their hair below collar length, should contact the EEOC toll-free at:



Please do not contact this dedicated phone number or e-mail address unless you (1) applied for or worked at UPS, and (2) maintain a beard or long hair in accordance with your religious beliefs.

If you want advice or have a claim concerning any other employer or respondent covered by EEOC you can contact an EEOC field office, or call toll-free 1-800-669-4000 (or TTY 1-800-669-6820), or email us at