Religious Exemption Request
To whom it may concern,
On behalf of ___________________________________:
This letter is to inform you that I __________________________ am a faithfully dedicated member of the Seventh Day Sabbath keeping faith of believers. Our religious beliefs according to the bible require that we abstain from all forms of work and all other secular activities, including domestic duties at home, during the Holy Sabbath hours to observe the Lord’s Holy Sabbath Day which is from Friday sundown until Saturday sundown according to His Holy Word.
Exodus 20:8-11 in the Holy scriptures states that, “Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work,
But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maid, nor thy beast, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made the heaven and the earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: therefore, the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.”
I affirm to this belief, as well as all the other Laws of the scriptures, understanding that the Commandments of our Lord are perpetual until the end of time, and that my obedience is required of Him according to these Commandments.
With that being stated as true, I am requesting a religious exemption from work during the seventh day Sabbath hours for this most sacred religious observation.
I am though available to make up any missed time or days at your request anytime during the six other days of the week were my services may be needed.
Under Title VII, the landmark federal civil rights law, employers may not discriminate based on an employee's religion. Title VII prohibits employers from making job decisions, such as who to hire, promote, or fire, based on their religion.
It also requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees whose religious beliefs, observances, or practices conflict with workplace rules, policies, or requirements.
Employers must make such accommodations unless doing so would create undue hardship, defined as a more than minimal cost or burden on the employer.
I do not believe that my adhering to my religious required obligation will cause any undue hardship in my workplace or undue burden on my employer.
I trust that you understand my obligation and desire to sincerely serve my Lord and Savior by excusing me from all work obligations during the Sabbath.
If you should have any questions or need of additional information concerning this important Holy Day of observance, please feel free to contact me at any time outside of the Sabbath hours.
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